[quote="Dale_M, post:7, topic:195898"]
As MFTM mentioned, becoming a consecrated diocesan hermit would be open to you as a guy (and also open to women.)
However, aside from publicly professing the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience, I am not sure what becoming, and living as, a consecrated hermit involves.
If I might quote myself from another thread:
The canon law provisions are relatively non-specific:
§1. In addition to institutes of consecrated life, the Church recognizes the eremitic or anchoritic life by which the Christian faithful devote their life to the praise of God and the salvation of the world through a stricter withdrawal from the world, the silence of solitude, and assiduous prayer and penance.
§2. A hermit is recognized by law as one dedicated to God in consecrated life if he or she publicly professes in the hands of the diocesan bishop the three evangelical counsels, confirmed by vow or other sacred bond, and observes a proper program of living under his direction.*
This being so, the local bishop has some discretion over what kind of processes are required to enter eremitical life, and you would be subject to his decisions in that respect.
There's a useful FAQ on the subject at:
The page refers to Sister Laurel, a hermit in the diocese of Oakland, whose blog can be read at:
The consecrated virgin and canon lawyer Therese Ivers also gives some very helpful information at:
Hope this helps.