I am just so in awe of this.
I didn't know if I should discern religious life until a couple of weeks ago. I kept going back and forth between religious life and marrried life.
Then a couple of weeks ago I got the great advice to discern the call you feel most powerfully after prayer. I feel the call to dedicate my life to Jesus and my desire to raise my own children starts to vanish the more I feel this.
I'm not perfect...who is? (well...our Lord, of course:p). I sure am not living to my full potential now but I feel the call to live as close to Jesus as I can in any stage of my life. I know I can, with God's help, make my vows if He is calling. I feel I really could be a nun or sister.
I do have some questions though to get me started:shrug:...
I want to teach. That much is clear. Anyone know a good teaching order in Canada? Preferably habits (but I could be persuaded otherwise), and maybe missionary work on the side? Also, a community that lives in fairly large groups would be nice.
How do I go about finding a spiritual director to help me discern? I know many men discerning seminary go to priests, but it seems to me a teaching nun in a community is far different from a diocean priest who lives on his own (or with one other priest) in a regular housing situation with a salary:confused:. Am I obligated to have a male spiritual director? There aren't many nuns in my region for me to go to. How would I contact them and how do I ask?
Thanks for any help,