“Let us get up, at long last, for the Scriptures rouse us when they say: It is high time for us to arise from sleep (Rom. 13:11). Let us open our eyes to the light that comes from God, and our ears to the voice from heaven that every day calls out this charge: If you hear his voice today, do not harden your hearts (Ps. 94: 8)”.
Think You Have a Monastic Vocation?
To become a monk does not have a specific academic requirement (besides a high school diploma or GED), but a level of maturity and character suited for life in a religious community is necessary. A candidate must be a fully initiated Catholic (having received the sacraments of baptism, Eucharist and confirmation) and have a desire to serve God through work and prayer in the context of a supportive community. The candidate must be free from financial debt (or have a viable plan to alleviate it) and other legal obligations before beginning the formal stages of religious formation in our community. Most importantly, he must have a deep-seated desire to seek the Lord through the monastic life. Being guided by his confreres, he will be able to begin the life-long task of seeking perfection in the monastic life.
If you believe
that God might be calling you to our monastic way of life,
feel free to fill out our Initial
Vocations Inquiry Form (it is not an application and
holds no obligations) to begin a process of discernment with
our community. Also, you may find the answers to "Burning
Questions" and "Monastic
Journeys" helpful in discerning a vocation.