Pi Ekhristos Aftonf!
Hey I'm a deacon, 15 years old and I spoke briefly about the monastic life to my FOC. Of course he says he understands the desire of it but told me to pray and focus on my spiritual life now and we will discuss it in time. I will ask him these questions soon but i wanted to know what the community had to say here. I know i'm still young but I'd like to understand a bit more
Why do people choose the monastic life? what is the actual purpose?
what is the testing period like?
Is it a calling and choice?
(semi related) do monks still go to confession?
any other information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you