There are many ways to live the religious life
Unmarried women can be religious sisters working as teachers, nurses, social workers, counsellors, parish administrators, or cloistered sisters.
Unmarried men can be priests or religious brothers working as teachers, nurses, social workers, administrators, or monks in a monastery. Married or unmarried men can also be deacons who teach, preach, or visit the sick.
Men, women and married couples can be lay missionaries who work in many of the same occupations listed above.
If you believe Jesus is calling you to follow Him
If you wonder whether Jesus is calling you to serve Him, pray and seek advice.
Behind and before every vocation to the priesthood there is always a strong and intense prayer from someone: a grandmother, a grandfather, a mother, a father, a community.
Vocations are born in prayer, and from prayer, and only in prayer can they persevere and bear fruit. (Pope Francis)