I feel a calling but one which I can not fit into the catholic church. Basically I feel called to be espoused to Christ. The calling I feel is exactly like that of the order of the virgins except one big thing, Im not a virgin and I am divorced (annulled). I feel so sad that I don’t have a “vocation” or consecration in the church that will recognizance my calling. It almost makes me want to start my own secular institute. But I would have no idea how to do that. I just want to find a way in the church to express what I feel called to, officially. Thanks for letting me vent, please pray for God’s guidance in this matter as I am consulting with several people this week about my discernment.
O most gracious Virgin Mary that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, Implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother.
To you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in Thy mercy hear and answer me, Amen
Speak to a vocation director and see if your situation would prohibit you from religious life.
I am also not able to be a nun I looked into it but due to my age and the fact that I have mental illness which is a huge stigma in the church I am not able to. They have orders for nuns who have physical handicaps and a vocation but nothing for people who feel called who have mental illness. I wonder what they would have thought of Mary Magdelene as she was possessed by 7 demons, maybe she would have been kicked out too. Sorry just feeling frustrated and venting.
I know this doesn’t help much but serve right where you are, there are many “non” religious vocations that are VERY IMPORTANT.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.
Prayer to Our Lady of Mental Peace
O Lady of Mental Peace,
Mother of Tranquility
and Mother of Hope,
look upon elohimrules in this time
of weakness and unrest.
Teach her searching heart
to know that God’s Love
for her is unchanging and
unchangeable, and, that
true human love can only
begin and grow by touching
Let your gentle Peace -
which this world cannot give
- be always with her.
And, help her to bring this
same Peace into the lives
Our Lady of Mental Peace,
- Pray for us!
O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!
Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, Amen.
Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.
Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. x10
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
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