I’m probably about to ask a supreamly stupid question.
Are there religious orders in which priests like Georges Lemaitre who also contributed to science tend to belong? Are there orders specifically for such a thing? Do they still exist? Do you enter them with that as your goal or can you end up doing something else (vows of obedience and all that)?
I’m wondering because I would feel tempted to at least learn more about it if it does exist. I don’t want to have wasted my time getting technical training, but I’m not closed to discerning something other than marriage.