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.
For Lent 2018, the Brothers are praying Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John.
Brother, Give Us a Word will be back in Holy Week.
Silence. Flickering candlelight. Sunlight streaming through stained glass. Soak in the beauty of our sanctuary, open morning to night. Pray, ponder, or participate in the Brothers’ daily office. Service Schedule >
Birdsong. Meadow grasses waving in the breeze. Stars overhead. At our rural retreat house, we invite you to pray as you hike, light a fire, weed the garden, and bask in the beauty of Creation. Retreat information>
Recent Sermons from the Chapel
“Make no mistake; God wants your flesh and your blood. But God wants it whole. God wants you whole. God loves you thriving and free; God’s glory is for you to be fully alive. You are God’s throne.”
Br. Lucas Hall explores the idolatry of the Israelites, inviting us to encounter the loving glory of the God who has chosen to dwell with us and within us.Read More >
“Bring something from your journey to share with Jesus, whether it be a joy, a desire, a need, or something that is burdening you that you need to leave behind.”
Br. Jim Woodrum invites us to discover a much-needed moment of stillness during the Eucharist, a respite in which we receive sustenance for the next leg of our journey.Read More >
“I felt that these faithful women were the ones whose prayers measured out the living, beating heartbeat of that place. It was a blessing to be silent and listen to that heartbeat.”
Br. Keith Nelson narrates a shimmering moment of communion, reflecting on how unlikely partners and providential encounters bring to fulfillment God’s work in the world.Read More >