The past few years I’ve really been thinking, I was raised in the South, where there were basically no Catholics. I was raised in a very Baptist family, but something got me hooked on the Catholic Church, and I plan to convert. Lately, I’ve been questioning God’s will for me, I’ve been considering becoming a sister after I convert. I have Googled things, and honestly I still have a few questions.
I found out that there are cloistered nuns and religious sisters who are active in the community, what I was wondering is, is a whole certain order either cloistered or active? For example, the Benedictine nuns are cloistered(I believe I’m really sorry if that’s wrong I’m still looking into and learning everything… ) Could there be a Benedictine sister who was not cloistered? What orders are cloistered and what orders are active sisters? Just a few, I’m not expecting you to name them all…
Also, do they have to cut their hair or can they just put it up a certain way? And do they get to see their families(and, if so, how often?)
I’m sorry, I’m just really curious and considering this life. I probably don’t sound like the brightest bulb in the box, but I have no one else to ask, I’ve never even seen a nun in real life