I am considering joining a religious order as a brother after certain obligations to my family are met. I am interested in orders active in communities (Franciscans, Marians, etc.). Is there a good general source of information on religious orders in general- locations of vocational offices, admission requirements, etc.
You need to check out the website of the Institute on Religious Life available at http://www.religiouslife.com. That’s where you should start your journey. Prayers for you from all of our readers.