Transitioning to Religious Life: One Postulant’s Story

Transitioning to Religious Life: One Postulant’s Story March 12, 2014
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4 responses to “Transitioning to Religious Life: One Postulant’s Story”

  1. I think it’s too bad that it’s so hard to get into religious life for women. Most established religious orders will not even consider women older than 35, you cannot have any significant health problem, and most want women with degrees, even post grad. This video was a good illustration of just how picky and demanding some of these orders can be and I question a lot of what they deem important and how many truly holy women are potentially being excluded.

    Archdioceses are far more tolerant of candidates for priestly vocations, especially those for older men, and given how much more expensive the training is it seems unfair to women hoping for a religious vocation.

    • I had a look at the Sisters of Mercy and the Redemptoristine websites here in Ireland. Some of their recent vocations have been “late” vocations. There are plenty of other orders of nuns and sisters here that I guess would also be prepared to discern with an older candidate.

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