Everyone, thank you for your responses. One of my good friends who knows all about my discernment process (she’s put up with me talking about it for at least 14 years) told me her husband said “whatever he does, he needs to travel”. They know me quite well.
I emailed the vocations director at the Fathers of Mercy – I am driving out to Oklahoma this summer to visit those friends, and I am thinking of stopping at the Fathers of Mercy house in Kentucky on my way back…it’s on my way.
I am also interested in the Alexian brothers…and they have a house in Chattanooga, which I am also driving past this summer. I think the charism of the Fathers of Mercy is more in line with me, though.
Side note…I attended College Misericordia in Dallas, PA. The Fathers of Mercy have “misericordia” as part of their motto – coincidence? You decide.