Where to start

If you have a desire to become a monk, go to his Confessor. In the course of conversation, confession and the priest will be able to understand how your desire sincerely. Many decided to withdraw from the world only because they have no relations in the family or problems arise when dealing with the opposite sex. This may not be the reason for leaving the monastery. The reason for monasticism is the sincere faith and desire to devote his life to the service of God.

In the first stage, the Confessor will advise you to test yourself, creating the conditions that come closest to life in the monastery. You have to learn every day to get up at five in the morning and start the day with a prayer, often to attend Church, to observe all the posts, read the works of the Church fathers and Sacred Scripture. You also need to limit yourself to meals: to give up luxuries and to consume only the food that is necessary for normal physiological existence. In addition, it is necessary to refuse to communicate with the opposite sex, watching TV and computer. In this mode you will need to live at least a year.

The next stage is a visit to the monastery

If you endured a year of monastic life, ask the priest to recommend you the monastery. By choosing the monastery, go to him to talk with the mentor. Most likely, after speaking with you, the mentor of the monastery will offer you a time to live in the abode to get used to and look at the situation. This is a very important step: you can get an idea of monastic life before taking vows and, perhaps, modify its decision.

Sometimes people who had lived in the monastery, you begin to realize that monasticism is not their calling. There is nothing wrong, as only a few created in order to become real monks. While living in a monastery mentor and the other monks will look to you to determine your level of willingness to withdrawal from the world.

If, after this life your decision will not change, the mentor will assign the next stage – preparing for the tonsure. Be prepared for the fact that the preparation can be very long and will end so that you will be asked to return home and think again. Monasticism is primarily a feat of obedience, so you will have to accept and comply with the instructions of the coach. Tonsure will happen only if the monks, teachers and priests will be convinced of your willingness to serve and for all to renounce the mundane world.