So I was reading that a person can have a ‘missed vocation’ and it was an article on a Catholic website specifically about unconsecrated singles and how they have a missed vocation.
I know there is a fair bit of debate on these forums as to whether the single life is a vocation, and of course officially it’s not.
For myself, I wasn’t raised as a Catholic, I have divorced parents and live now as a single woman in my early twenties with my single mother. I feel it’s my duty to stay with her and care for her.
I have no desire to get married although I do get lonely at times. I honestly believe I will never marry, not that I reject anyone, there isn’t anyone to marry and I don’t believe it’s for me.
I’m a recent convert and don’t know many other Catholics.
If I was from a Catholic family and my parents were still together I would have been a nun but because of the broken family this is not possible. I feel this could be a ‘missed vocation’ because of my family and I now have to just remain single in the world, praying and serving God however I can.
I don’t want people to think I have to marry, just because I can’t enter a convent. I am open to marriage, so it’s not a choice completely to be single but I am pretty convinced I will stay single until I die.
What do you think? missed vocation?