Ministry at Emery House

We are excited to announce that, after several years of prayerful discernment, the community has made the decision to revive our ministry at Emery House. As a first step in that process, a small group of brothers will re-establish a residential community there in January. We anticipate opening our guest ministry at Emery House sometime in the spring of 2023. We will be making an announcement about further steps later in the Fall. We ask for your patience as those details emerge, and for your prayers as we respond to God’s call in West Newbury.

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  1. Margo on October 22, 2022 at 13:29

    Oh yes please. Yes please. Yes please. I count the moths and days. Margo

  2. Mary Gardill on October 17, 2022 at 14:34

    A wonderful complement to a city mission!

    Thank you for your energies and prayerful response to this call!


  3. Stephen Etzel on September 12, 2022 at 07:05

    This is such good news! All the brothers are such wonderful hosts at The Emery House. In addition it is such a special place as I am a direct descendant of John Emery Sr.; he was my grandfather 12 generations back! I can’t wait to return.

    • a. Bailey Selig on September 19, 2022 at 20:59

      Good news, would love to hear more about the purpose of the ministry. I am as well a descendant of the Emery family. Eleanor Emery is my 9th great grandmother. I would love to attend some services and find out more about the mission of the Brothers of SSJE.

  4. Mary Street on September 10, 2022 at 22:00

    This is such wonderful news. I’ve missed the chapel and the hermitages and look forward to returning.

  5. Michael A. Burris on September 10, 2022 at 13:02

    May God bless the ministry there!

  6. Steve Ingram on September 10, 2022 at 11:42

    Very heartening news!

  7. Bob Novak on September 10, 2022 at 10:46

    Great to hear! Praying for success!

  8. Patricia Barrett on September 10, 2022 at 10:28

    Such good news to have that calm beautiful spot reopening. I know it will be good for the Brothers and for all of us.

  9. Randy none LaRosa on September 10, 2022 at 09:22

    Good News indeed. Best of everything at Emery House.

  10. Anne Tumilty on September 10, 2022 at 01:42

    Wonderful news!!!

  11. Richard on September 9, 2022 at 23:45

    Looking forward to a retreat there

  12. Leith Speiden on September 9, 2022 at 22:19

    Good for you.

  13. Heidi Tessmer on September 9, 2022 at 22:09

    What delightful news…look forward to hearing more, continued prayers and blessings
    Rev Heidi Tessmer

  14. Mary Cushman on September 9, 2022 at 19:20

    We are so glad about this…cannot wait to come back! Our very best to all of you, and always our prayers, Mary and Tom Cushman

  15. Tammy Denison on September 9, 2022 at 18:51

    This is wonderful news…prayers ensuing

  16. marcia m. chapin on September 9, 2022 at 18:37

    Emery House was always my favorite place for a private retreat. Sharing the silence Mass, meals , and beautiful grounds with the Brothers was a wonderful experience. I look forward to staying in one of the hermitages next year. I shall continue to keep the Community in my prayers.

  17. Jennifer Lester on September 9, 2022 at 18:30

    So very glad to hear this! Emery House is a blessing for everyone who sets foot on its grounds.

  18. Timothy J. R. Shotmeyer on September 9, 2022 at 18:10

    Praise God for this direction the Brothers have taken after what I am sure was much discernment! When I was in the Scouts there’s a group called the Order of the Arrow: The brotherhood of service. Every spring and fall we would go to camp and set it up for the summer, then shut things up in the fall. All that being said if there is work that needs to be done at Emery House to help prepare it again to be a place of love, ministry and Grace – please let the greater community that supports the SSJE know. We could have a work weekend, get a lot done and possibly save some money in the process. If this is something that the brothers think would be helpful I would encourage the Society to sent out a call for service in the ministry of God. I know I would be there and I am sure many others would also! I pray God continue to bless the work and ministry of the SSJE!

  19. Barbara Braver on September 9, 2022 at 16:56

    I am delighted at this development – for me (!) and for the Community!

  20. Philip Huckins on September 9, 2022 at 16:53

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow. What wonderful news.

  21. Polly Chatfield on September 9, 2022 at 16:34

    Wonderful news!! I’m afraid I have made my last visit to Emery House. But my time there has meant so much to me and I know how much it means and has meant to others. Blessings always.

  22. Dee Dee on September 9, 2022 at 16:32

    I have experienced such peace in my visits to Emery House and I look forward to visiting again once everything is settled. Many prayers for you all as you work to restart this meaningful ministry.

  23. Jerry Tepe on September 9, 2022 at 16:30

    Thank you. I have been looking forward to this happening.

  24. Thomas Skehan on September 9, 2022 at 16:28

    Such welcome, wonderful news!

  25. Rosemary Feal on September 9, 2022 at 16:19

    I am grateful for this decision and look forward to once again being on retreat there.

  26. Margaret Ris on September 9, 2022 at 16:07

    This is wonderful news!

  27. Olive Malcolm on September 9, 2022 at 15:53

    Good news! Polly

  28. Casper ter Kuile on September 9, 2022 at 15:33

    I am so, so very grateful for this news. Thank you for all of your continued welcome and generosity!

  29. Sue Perkinson on September 9, 2022 at 15:33

    Prayers abound. This is so exciting and wonderful news!! Sue and Ed

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