Originally Posted by Robert Sock
Thanks! Sometimes I feel I'm wasting my life away, but then I think of all the holy people in monasteries who devote their whole life to prayer. That's where I feel I should be, in a monastery, but my age will not allow it. What I'm left with is touching a few people in my life, but praying for everyone, always. At time I struggle but I know there are a lot of people in far worse shape than me.
Robert, I know some orders will not accept people beyond a certain age, but I know a man who entered upon retirement, and lived the monastic life until his death.