From her blog:
I have been discerning my vocation since before I was Catholic and, since converting in 2003, my desire to devote myself more closely to Jesus and to serve Him more fully has only grown and has become impossible to ignore... I had desired to enter the Carmelites immediately after high school, but was told that I was too young and that I had converted too recently. Instead, the Carmelites instructed me to attend college first and to continue to pray and grow closer to God during the intervening time. Therefore, I entered Belmont Abbey College in 2004 and pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English and Biology.
...My devotion to St. Francis quickly grew and I knew that if I was to enter religious life, it must be as a Franciscan. However, I could not find a Franciscan community that I felt any attraction to whatsoever during college, until I learned of the Franciscans of the Immaculate.
As the Franciscans do not accept money, do not have a steady source of income, and do not allow anyone to enter with any debt whatsoever, I must rely on the generosity of others if I hope to enter anytime within the next five or more years. I am confident that Our Lady will let me give Her the gift of entering on the Feast of Her Assumption, August 15.
Let's keep her in our prayers and help her find support!