Hello Everyone. The more and more I discern my priestly vocation, I feel that God is calling me to retire from the world, to a life of complete solitude and prayer, as a monk. I will list the signs, and will you tell me if they would be considered accurate signs of a monastic vocation? Thanks. God be with you all.
-I feel comfortable in silence and prayer, left alone for hours on end.
-I love praying through Lectio Divinia
-Yes, there are secular jobs that I would consider, but I think of those jobs and feel like something would be missing. I want a life where retirement is not an option, I want to work all of my life, in prayer, until the day I die.
I know that I want to be a Priest, but I could be a Priest and a Monk. I would even be willing to stay a consecrated brother.