How to become a monk?
Young men, who want to live as a monk and who are interested in the Rule of St. Benedict, are invited to the Admont monastery.
If you are interested to live as a monk, please contact our novice master P. Subprior Thomas Stellwag-Carion O.S.B.
T. +43 (0) 664 60353712
- Men can first come to us as on temporary retreat so they can become more familiar with life in the monastery.
- Those who find that they wish to enter the monastery permanently will first need to contact our novice master.
Candidates must hold at least a higher education entrance qualification (equivalent to the Austrian ‘Matura’) or a professional qualification and have completed their national service. Candidates should be in the age range 18 – 40 years unless otherwise agreed.
The phases of becoming a monk at Admont are as follows:
- Candidacy and postulancy (3 – 6 months)
- Application for admission to the novitiate
- Investiture in the monastic robe and commencement of the 12-month novitiate
- Application to make the three-year temporary vows Once novices have made their temporary vows, they begin or continue to study theology so that they can subsequently be ordained as a priest. Novices who are already ordained and those with other professional qualifications can be assigned appropriate duties and tasks.
- Application to make the solemn (final) vows
Further information to benedictine vows.
Look here a video about Frater Vinzenz Schager, who speaks about his calling and entry in the monastery of Admont.