The Order of the Holy Cross would be particularly lovely, or an Anglican order in a traditional jurisdiction. I am not sure I am cut out for the rigour of Orthodox monasticism, but that might well depend on the monastery and the attitudes of the monks. The accomodations for the monks at St. Anthony’s in Florence, AZ, are quite good, and there is a ROCOR monastery in Washington I want to check out. Also, St. Mark’s Syriac Orthodox Monastery is highly appealing. There is an Order of the Holy Cross monastery which is alas in the Episcopal Church, but I plan on visiting it. I would love to work there; the main annoyance is that OHC monastics are inducted at a crowded monastery on the East Coast. But a monastery under ACNA, or better yet, a Continuing Anglican province, or better still, an Anglican Benedictine monastery in the UK, for example, the monastery where Dom Gregory Dix worked, would be splendid. Of course, it might be very difficult to immigrate to Britain for purposes of joining a monastery. It has also occurred to me to organize an order in The Episcopal Church based on the Order of Preachers, Dominicans, which would function somewhat as a church-within-a-church much like the OP under St. Dominic, with a zeal for combatting heresy. This would have to be downplayed of course to get approval. Now, I don’t like what happened to the Dominicans after St. Dominic died, in terms of their involvement in the Inquisition; St. Dominic created the order to preach to the Albigensians, and not to kill them, but a lesser known fact is the Fransiscans are just as guilty, and I myself am not really a fan of St. Francis of Assisi. There is also a very likeable pair of smaller orders whose main vocation was ransoming persons taken captive by Muslim pirates, but who now serve as general purpose friars, the Trinitarians and Mercedarians. The Eastern churches do not have friars per se, although hieromonks and archimandrites from the monasteries are often assigned to smaller parishes as a cost-saving measure. These monks in turn provide a pool from which bishops are selected.