The concept of a new-monasticism has been one I been extremely interested in as of late and a book a I've been reading hasn't helped the obsession. If you are interested in imaging a people of God oriented around a common set of vows as I have – you should check it out.
Schools for Conversion: 12 Marks of a New Monasticism on Amazon
btw: another great book, The Solace of Fierce Landscapes really started this interest of mine. Thanks Si for the recommend!