Has anyone else found themselves in this position? Graduate from high school, go to university and take out thousands of dollars in student loans, finish and start working only to find out that perhaps this isn’t what they’re called to do and might actually have a religious vocation, but now you’re too poor to take a vow of poverty.
I’m stuck in this position right now, and worst part is I’m nearing the cut-off age for most traditional cloistered communities. Does anyone have any experience in dealing with this issue and have any suggestions for how to get help to pay off student loans faster?
I really do think I’m being called to live a life a prayer, penance and sacrifice. I find myself having a strong tendency to the cloistered Carmelite tradition. Further, St. Therese of Lesieux reminds me of me in so many ways, it’s almost freaky.