The call of the Carthusians, in my opinion, is largely that of a hermit. I feel called more to the cenobitic life of the Cistercians. There are two Cistercian communities that I am looking at with an eye to joining one of them.
The two are Our Lady of Spring Bank Abbey in Sparta, Wisconsin and Mount St. Bernard Abbey in Leicestershire, England. I pray for God's grace that I may be allowed to enter one of these communities this year.
I have begun this blog for a variety of reasons:
- To let my family and friends know where I am at in my process of disccernment
- To get other's opinions on my journey, especially from those who may be on a similar journey
- To establish a network of pray-ers praying for each other.