Formation in religious life is essentially a conversion, a turning to God's love. This
normally happens gradually and rhythmically, unfolding from one stage to the next. This
can be a lifelong work.
If you are seeking God, you are invited to contact us. Saint Martin's Abbey accepts
Roman Catholic men for the monastic life generally between the ages of 20 and 40.
Your first contact with the community is usually made with the Vocation Director
who can be reached through our online
inquiry form. The next usual step is a visit to the
monastery. Because Benedictine spirituality is experiential, visiting the Abbey is
most important. During the visits, you will pray and eat with the monastic community.
A visit will offer an opportunity to meet with the Vocation Director and other monks.
This is all a part of the discernment process.
Peter Tynan, O.S.B.
Saint Martin's Abbey
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503
If after a number of visits you feel that God may be calling you to a monastic
manner of life, you may apply for admission to the postulancy.