For years I have been wishing that my life would "start", that I could become useful. I am thankful to have a job earning a little money but I want to spend myself to become more; I especially want to help others. All of my life I have known that I did not want to marry, and I am tentatively interested in pursuing the religious life.
How do I begin to see if I have a vocation in this direction? Whom do I speak to about this? The website for my diocese has helpful links for those considering priesthood, but nothing for women.
I am attracted to a Dominican group that is faithful to Catholic teaching, does not require a college education, and is growing quickly. Should I contact them, or does this need to be done through someone else, such as a priest or spiritual director?
I'm grateful for any advice and resource recommendations. :)