Robyn Lee, a former Managing Editor of the CatholicMatch, posts her story about what led her to the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist.
Now the jokes kind of write themselves. “When the dating scene is tough there is always Jesus”. Forget blind dates, Jesus cured the blind.
Still it does get me thinking about what people do when they discern a religious vocation and try to determine what charism of an order attracts them.
Really there should be a “Catholic Religious Order Match”. There is a lot of commonality between seeking a religious order and seeking a spouse via a dating site.
Filling out a questionnaire, an online, profile, etc. Both the aspirant and the religious order are looking for a good match. A “come and see” period to help discern compatibility. Whether it is concerning a vocation for marriage or the religious life there is the question “What is God calling you to”. With hundreds of religious orders out there having matching online profiles in one place could be useful.