The question seems simple, doesn't it? For our monastic community, here are the "basics" we look for in vocation candidates.
Candidates to our Benedictine monastic life need to possess a deep love of God and practice their Catholic faith (and have received all the Sacraments of Initiation or are a convert to the Catholic faith of at least three years).
They need to be able to live and work with others and have the physical and psychological strength to live in community and to participate in the daily round of prayer and work.
A college education is not necessary, but at least two years of work experience post high school are required.
A good sense of humor is essential.
Individuals may begin making vocation visits at age 14, entrance ages are between 20-40.