I'm going to make this as brief as possible. If it's unclear, please ask for clarification. I am a recent convert. I have felt very connected to St. Paul of the Cross and St. Padre Pio (Padre Pio is my patron saint). However, the SFO is the active Secular/Lay Order here in Wichita.
I feel called to join...something...to increase my understanding, evangelizing, community, etc. Should I continue to explore the various orders or should I start the formation process with the SFO as that is the local order?
I just think that sounds like a trite or stupid way to "discern" anything this important. But I really want the community aspect of joining and if I would have to travel hours for something else, that doesn't seem smart.
Any comments are welcomed! thank you