[quote="MaeganFlinchum1, post:1, topic:310888"]
I have a yearning deep down inside to be a nun. A carmellite specifically. I know im 14 right now and not baptized yet, but i will soon be the ONLY Catholic in my family come Easter Vigil. I love God so much and i know its not the converts zeal because if you read some of my other threads you know ive had terrible doubts and temptations about being Catholic. And for almost a year ive had a continous yearning to consecrate my life to God. Is it possible for me to be called sooo young and not being Catholic yet? And also do you think i could get a spiritual director? Would one want to help me because im so young? Thank you and God Bless.
St Teresa of Avila..Pray for us.
It wasn't uncommon in former times for a girl to enter religious life at your age. But they stopped doing that and for pretty good reasons. I read once about a girl in the 60s, I think it was, whose Pastor used some influence to get her into a Convent when she was 15. She left years later, but she said herself, if she had waited a year, she probably wouldn't have gone in, in the first place. And she had wanted to all her life.
Allow yourself to grow, in wisdom and in experience. Allow yourself to not decide until it's time to decide. A true vocation doesn't go away. But it does sometimes ebb and flow so that you can travel the path God has laid out for you. Be 14, and be 15, and have the experience of being those ages fully engaged in the world, but embracing your Faith and being a witness to it by the way you live your life.