Praying with the Psalms: May 9-11, 2025

Location: The Monastery in Cambridge
Friday 5:00 pm – Sunday 2:00 pm, May 9-11, 2025
Leader: Brs. Jamie Nelson and Jonathan Maury

For over 3,000 years, God’s people have prayed with the anthology of poetry we know as the book of Psalms. The gospels recount Jesus quoting from the psalms many times. From their earliest origins, monastic communities have prayed the psalms as “the heart of the Daily Office,” as SSJE’s Rule states. Through reading, listening, chanting, and creative practice, we will deepen our relationship with the psalms as a pathway of prayer.


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.

$310.00 per person for this program retreat
$150.00 for students/young adults

Suggested fees can be reduced in cases of financial hardship.

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

We ask that you request only one retreat per year to allow everyone the opportunity to share in our ministry. Thank you.

Thank you for making a request to join us at our program retreat: Praying with the Psalms with Brs. Jonathan Maury and Jamie Nelson  at the Guesthouse in Cambridge during the week: 
Friday May 9 to Sunday May 11, 2025.
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Most meals are vegetarian/pescatarian except Feasts Days (including Sundays) when meat is served.  All menus note when an item is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, or contains nuts. For breakfast, we provide cereals (including a gluten-free option), bread, yogurts, and fruit. You may bring supplemental food and store in the Guesthouse kitchen. We value eating together and invite you to join us. Please email reservations@ssje.org directly with any other requirements or comments.



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