*exhales* okay here we go
So yesterday I decided to talk to my dad, one on one, about my vocation. For those that don’t know, I’ve been discerning the Discalced Carmelites for nearly two years and my parents don’t like it. At all.
He said a lot of things that break my heart, but I’m not gonna put them all here. Basically he’s not letting me visit (I’m still a minor) the monastery because it’ll be more “brain-washing”. He doesn’t want me to enter. He thinks I’m throwing my life away, wasting everything I’ve worked for, will be turning my back on the world, not doing any good or helping people, etc. He even called it “nun prison”.
He and my mother can’t reconcile it in their hearts and beg me to rethink it. Doesn’t matter if I never get married or never have kids. Anything but become a Carmlelite, where I won’t have any “freedom” to go anywhere, do anything, see anybody.
I know very well the power of the prayers of the Catholic Tumblr community. So I’m here before you once more, as your sister, begging you to pray that their hearts are softened, that they can come to understand what I’m called to, and that they see the joy it will bring me and them.