Recently i have been considering the monastic life, and i am having trouble discerning which order God wants me to join. what are the differences in some of the different orders? i know about the Benedictines, i go to a benedictine school and attend prayers with the monks there so i am am acquainted with them.
I like going to prayers with them, it has become part of my regular day, and there are some days when i feel like i could be a Benedictine monk and be happy, and there are others when i feel like i may be interested in the Franciscans or another order. i know prayer and meditation are the most important things in discerning this but i would also like to get some outside thoughts on this too.
thank you for your time and God Bless you.