Hello, all. I have a couple of questions about monastics.
I was reading a book about an athonite monk, and he said that the devil tempts new monastics with memories of family and friends in the world, which he should try and forget, as he's a new man. BUT, I know a couple of monastics who regularily go and spent time with their family and friends.
what is the norm for monastics reguarding family and friends?