I have off and on been contemplating the possibility of the monastic life style. I am 34 and only recently has the attraction to it been growing more and more. I am praying about it. At this point I have no idea what order I would lean toward. I certainly could not handle a vow of complete silence, I’d go crazy. I would definitely like something cloistered. I am simply asking for prayers for my discernment, and would love to speak with others also discerning.