"The best preparation for the monastic life is a God-pleasing life in the world." St. Ignatius Brianchaninov
Please contact Abbot Silouan if you feel a desire to discuss a monastic vocation at the Monastery of the Holy Archangel Michael. The first step is of course to visit the monastery several times and get to know the community and to allow the community to get to know the inquirer. A certain testing will take place to measure a inquirer's stability and maturity in the faith and in his life. A dialogue will continue between the Superior and the inquirer so that he knows the seriousness of the path of monasticism and learns the rule of the Monastery.