From a reader…
I’ve been discerning a religious vocation for about a year and a half, but lately I’ve been frustrated and confused about the right community to look into. My vocations director is a member of an LCWR community and, although I feel more drawn to an apostolic/ active way of life, I just can’t accept the way that most of those communities practice the faith. Not to sound harsh, but I want to devote my life to serving God and His Church, not to live in the name of “social justice” or pluralism. Unfortunately most of the communities I know of that would offer the most orthodox/ traditional approach to the faith are mainly contemplative or cloistered. I pray that I am mistaken, and, If so, I could really use advice on where to go next or at least what direction I should turn to. Are there any active communities that you could recommend?
This is surely a problem that many young women have.
I have an inkling that religious life for women could undergo a real flourishing again, given the development of new options. To some I would suggest, perhaps, organizing half a dozen gals and then enter and take over some existing dying group!
Off the top of my head, the Nashville Dominicans are great teachers!
The Missionaries of Charity are amazing.
I think the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa have an active dimension.
You may be looking also for groups that use the traditional Roman Rite.
Readers can help with this.