Program Retreats and Saturday Workshops

We Brothers are glad to announce our program retreats and workshop offerings at both the Monastery and Emery House for the coming year, along with the dates available for self-directed retreats.

Program retreats provide an opportunity to engage a specific theme or topic over the course of several days.  The Brother leading the retreat offers addresses or meditations and provides suggestions for praying with the theme.  Saturday morning workshops provide an opportunity to learn about a specific topic with practical implications for living a God-centered life.  In addition to program retreats and workshops, we offer space for self-directed retreats during which you are free to use your time in the way that seems most beneficial to you.

Applications are to be made online only, by visiting our website,

Review the Monastery Program Offerings

Review Emery House Program Offerings

Request a Self-led Individual Retreat

2023 FSJ Day: Community Report

Watch the Community Report

Brs. James Koester, Keith Nelson, Luke Ditewig, Jonathan Maury, David Vryhof, Curtis Almquist, Geoffrey Tristram, Jim Woodrum, Lucas Hall, Sean Glenn, Jack Crowley, Todd Blackham, Michael Hardgrove, and Lain Wilson.

Click below to play report

Advent Sermons for your small congregation

We have recorded a short sermon by the based on the Sunday lectionary. Videos and supporting questions and texts are available to watch or download below. Sign up here:

The details: The 12-minute, pre-recorded sermons for Advent I to Advent IV will be made available beginning November 12nd 2022. Brs. Todd Blackham, Jack Crowley, Jim Woodrum and James Koester will preach from the propers for each Sunday.

For those of you with small congregations: 
The sermons will be available on the website and can be downloaded in advance or streamed as the sermon during your service. (We suggest that the Google drive link we will send is easiest way to access) You can also use the sermon texts, with accompanying reflection questions, for adult forum or education hour.
What to expect: Beginning November 22nd, we will send you an email each Tuesday of Advent with a link to the coming Sunday video sermon and a link to the extra resource materials.

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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