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An explanation as to why I haven't been posting much lately is owed to the many readers who visit this blog, in spite of the fact most of them don't leave comments ;-}. As for the few who do, I owe you as well.
For over a year I've gotten a nagging inclination, or perhaps...dare I say...a "calling" to a monastic life of prayerful reflection that appears to be growing steadily inside my soul. For the past few months I've been trying very hard to discern whether or not I should, or even could "leave it all behind" and join a cloister somewhere. There are an awful lot of them from which to choose: Benedictine, Franciscan, Dominican, Augustinian, Cistercian, etc... The list is almost endless. Most of them have age requirements that I will never meet. I'm 46 years old and climbing....or descending, whatever your point of view. But a good number cut off at 50 or even 55. A couple of them don't have any age limitations at all.
Last week I found a link at The Crescat, which led me to a site with a survey, that would measure my vocational aptitude. I scored well. And as a result I've heard from several Abbots via email, inviting me to investigate further and visit their monasteries. So this is been the subject of my preoccupation of late.
On occasion I may blog about something...or not.