CHAPTER 60 - The Admission of Priests to the Monastery

If any ordained priest asks to be received into a male monastery, do not agree to quickly. However, if he is fully persistent in his request, he must recognize that he will have to observe the full discipline of the rule without any mitigation, knowing that it is written: "Friend, what have you come for (Mt 26:50)?" RB 60:1-3

Benedict speaks, once again, about the elimination of distinctions between people. Special distinctions, he believes, could easily become a division in the community. No special treatment is to be given to any monastic because of status or education or financial privilege. The priest turned monastic is to become a disciple of Christ in a new way among other monastics following the way of Benedict.