I’m going to try to not drag on too long, but I am currently having an issue in my religious discernment. I have been called to the monastic life since a very young age and in the past I felt very much called to the Cistercian/Trappist order. However, over the past year or so I feel a more profound calling to the more eremitical life. My vocations director has tried to help me discern, but I am still very tied due to the fact that I can not find much information online or otherwise as to how the Carthusians and Camaldolese differ.
If anyone can help me understand the real differences between these orders, I would be eternally grateful. In all honesty, I am leaning Carthusian and my patron saint was Saint Bruno of Cologne, but I am very curious about the Camaldolese.
Thank you all!