Welcome to the Society of Saint John the Evangelist

Guests on an individual retreat visit us for a time of reflection and prayer in silence. It is a time to let yourself experience the rhythm of prayer and life in the monastery, joining the brothers in our daily worship, enfolding silence, and delicious meals.

While on retreat, guests may have an opportunity to meet with a brother for individual spiritual direction. Because the brothers' time is limited, we cannot guarantee this service, but you may inquire about this option while making your reservation.

Suggested fees for an Individual Retreat
We strive to make retreat time available to all who seek it, and so the suggested fees cover only a portion of the expenses for making our facilities available. As such, we are always grateful for any additional donations in support of our retreat ministry.

$100.00 per person per night
$50.00 for students/young adults

Suggested fees can be reduced in cases of financial hardship.

Reservations are confirmed only upon receipt of a non-refundable deposit equal to 50% of your total fee.

To book a retreat, at either the monastery in Cambridge or the monastery at Emery House, please contact the Guesthouse Manager by e-mail at guesthouse@ssje.org. The guesthouse office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM.