I am thinking of completely giving myself to God, renouncing worldly life in order to search Him out in silence, solitude, and peace. Originally I was thinking of joining the Franciscans, but the Eastern Rites of the Church attract me more. I’ve only been to a Divine Liturgy once recently, during Pascha, and to some that may sound like not enough to go ahead with the switch but I feel it’s what God wants for me. I’ve already emailed the monastery (Holy Transfiguration Byzantine Monastery in Redwood, CA) and got a preliminary response from them asking about my age, where I live, and occupation and even went into detail about certain aspects of my life that lead me to this decision just to break the ice. However I also mentioned I’m originally from the Latin Rite. Scrolling through some of the forums here and on other sites I realized that switching Rites seems a tad more complicated than I thought… So now I’m just a bit concerned about whether they’ll accept me even into the OBSERVERSHIP! I mean I’m not trying to become a priest( maybe at least not yet;)). Like I said, just a Monk. So my question is this: should I be worried? Should I expect any difficulty in getting accepted?