Secular Institutes not much info available


#1

Hi,

I would love to consider joining a monastic order, but due to my age, 52 and the fact I owe a staggering amount of student loan debt [no personal debt] I don’t think I would be accepted.

For this reason, I am exploring secular institutes directly associated with the Catholic Church. I have gone to many websites including my own Archdiocese of Atlanta, and the information I find seems to be sketchy at best.

Is there anyone out there who is a member of a SI or has more knowledge about these orders? I cannot relocate to be near a group so for now, it will have to be something in the Metro Atlanta area, unless location is unimportant.

Thanks for your help and feedback!


#2

You may want to try one of these:

Lay Dominicans in Atlanta

Secular Franciscan Order in Georgia

Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites in Atlanta


#3

If you’re drawn to monastacism, then perhaps becoming an oblate would appeal to you. Oblates are attached to a particular monastery and follow the Rule of St. Benedict as much as possible within their lives.

The Monastery of the Holy Spirit is a Cistercian monastery in Georgia. (Cistercians follow the Rule of St. Benedict.) See trappist.net/

There are other monasteries in surrounding states if you are willing to drive further.


#4

Thanks everyone!


#5

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