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Compline

At this time when the Monastery Chapel is closed, the Brothers invite you to join us for our nightly Compline - the ancient monastic service of bedtime prayers.

As you prepare for Compline, you might consider lighting a candle. To follow the service, use the Book of Common Prayer (pages 127-135) or the Order of Service below.

We pray you all will know "a quiet night."

Read or download the Order of Service

Welcome to SSJE

We are a community of men giving our whole selves over to living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Rooted in the ancient monastic traditions of prayer and community life, and critically engaged with contemporary culture, we seek to know and share an authentic experience of God’s love and mercy. We live a common life shaped by worship, prayer, and our Rule of Life.

We invite you to explore these pages to learn more about how we live and pray, the tradition that grounds us, and the call that draws us onward day by day.

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Dependence

Our sustenance and security can only ever be gifts of the Love that created us. No border can free or save us from the claims of such a dependence. It usurps every one of our identity claims.

-Br. Sean Glenn, SSJE

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Recent Sermons from the Chapel

Met Eyelash to Eyelash – Br. Sean Glenn

By Br. Sean Glenn | July 2, 2020 |

“It is harder to live forgiveness that to simply pronounce an empty pardon. In fact, it takes nothing less than the power that made the whole Creation; that fashions you and me.”

Br. Sean Glenn marvels at the glorious pledge of God’s forgiveness.

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True Freedom – Br. Nicholas Bartoli

By Br. Nicholas Bartoli | June 28, 2020 |

“We accept the gift of perfect freedom when we surrender everything to God, exchanging willfulness for willingness in union with Christ. From this place of surrender and servanthood, we see that what appears to be choices in human terms, choices made by God, ourselves, and others, are ultimately just the unfolding of God in the world.”

Br. Nicholas Bartoli shares his own personal experience of realizing that true freedom is to be found only in surrender, the perfect freedom of being God’s humble servant.

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United With Christ – Now! – Br. Jonathan Maury

By Br. Jonathan Maury | June 27, 2020 |

“As followers of Jesus, and as his sisters and brothers born of God we must not, in these challenging times, let our love grow cold or allow our commitment to prayer and service slacken. May we be brought to urgently desire the fulness of Jesus’ peace and the glory of his resurrection already at work within us!”

For all those of us missing participation in the Sacraments, Br. Jonathan Maury encourages reflection on our participation in Christ through the sacrament of Holy Baptism.

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Humble Recognition – Br. Jim Woodrum

By Br. Jim Woodrum | June 27, 2020 |

“We are all capable of acts of kindness, humility, justice.  Perhaps we can too can heal with just a word: a word of encouragement, a word of regret and reconciliation, a word of understanding, or even an act of silent compassion, abiding with someone in their pain.”

Br. Jim Woodrum encourages us to channel the mercy and humility of Jesus as we approach those who are different from us.

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Straight and Narrow Pain – Br. Jack Crowley

By Br. Jack Crowley | June 23, 2020 |

“We are never alone in our pain – even when we want to be. We do not fight alone. We are hip to hip in this battle, rustling down the straight and narrow path.”

Br. Jack Crowley finds encouragement in the saints who stand beside us in the sometimes-painful struggle of discipleship.

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Join us as we explore the riches of our worship traditions, liturgy and sacraments, and the art and architecture of our worship spaces, revealing the full meaning of these signs, deepening our experience of Christian vocation and guiding us toward ongoing conversion.

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Faith Formation to save the (every) day!

Deepen your relationship with God, through prayer and reflection on The Gospel According to John.

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We share in the Divine Life from our Baptism. Learn how this Life expresses itself in and through us.

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Explore a monastic framework to cultivate your relationships with God, Self, Others, and Creation.

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Recapture time as a gift. Discover how to experience the joy of the present moment.

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