How do I become a Consecrated Virgin?
Hi Father I'm in my mid 20s and strongly feel called to
consecrated virginity. But the priests I've come across
seem to discourage me from this vocation and don't seem to
know much about it. I don't want to be a nun or join a
secular institute, and I really love the theology and history
of virgins such as St Agnes dedicating themself to God. All the
consecrated ladies I know are really old, and it seems that
nowadays people treat it like the fall-back option for those
too old to be nuns or have children. What do I do to move this
forward? Should I just petition the bishop ?
Also a related question, I love the extra-ordinary form of
the mass, and traditional catholicism. Can I request to assist
in another diocease that has regular access to these things, or
would I need to move into that diocese?