As a Catholic we believe that nuns, priests and monks have a special calling from God to serve their fellow man in whatever capacity God wishes. Some are members of religious orders such as the Jesuits, the Franciscans, the Dominicans, etc. Some are secular who belong to a diocese under the direction of a bishop. Those who are called spend many years in training. They take the vows of poverty,chastity, and obedience. Many of the people who are called to the religious life dedicate their lives to bringing Gods word and helping the poor, the homeless, the troubled. Many have taught in Catholic schools and still teach in Catholic universities. Unfortunately, within the past 20-30 years the Catholic Clergy has been enmeshed in the clergy sex scandal. However, for every bad priest there are thousands who do live a life of holiness and service to their people, and yes many do fall in love and leave the religious life. I think Father Eric wants to be faithful to his vows and wants to be a good priest and I think Nicole is beginning to realize Father Eric's true calling. Only time will tell.