Fr. Ed Hoffmann
…there are men truly called…
to renounce even the active Christian life…
and to become henceforth strangers in the world,
living apart, consecrated to
and liturgical praise,
to poverty, manual labor,
solitude, sacred study and spiritual discipline.
ON BEHALF OF ABBOT JOSEPH AND MY BROTHERS here in the community of St. Benedict’s Monastery, I thank you for your visit to our website, and eagerly welcome your request for information concerning discernment of a monastic vocation.
Discernment of a monastic vocation is a focused process of formation that
challenges a candidate to embrace the commitment with clear knowledge of
personal motivation, strengths and weaknesses, and evaluates his emotional
and psychological maturity to form lasting relationships with his brothers in the
For information describing in greater detail the process of monastic formation,
please go to “Becoming a Monk” located on this tab. If you are ready to request
specific direction and information regarding admittance to our program of
discernment, please contact me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to assisting you on the path of your spiritual journey, and in the
discernment of God’s will for you. ✜
—Fr. Ed Hoffmann, OSCO
Vocation Director | St. Benedict’s Monastery
970/279-4400 | EMAIL email@example.com