Request: September 10 to 15, 2024

Dear Friend,
Thank you for making a request to join us at our Guesthouse in Cambridge.

We are making changes in how we offer retreats with the intention to create silence and sanctuary for our guests and to enable you to more fully enter into the routine of the Brothers life's. If you have stayed with us before, please note some past options will no longer be available.

  • We have a preference you make a minimum of two-night stay to more fully enter into the retreat, and do not accept Saturday arrivals.
  • 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.

The Guesthouse Team

Thank you for making a request to join us at our Guesthouse in Cambridge during the week: 
Tuesday, September 10 to Sunday September 15, 2024.
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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.



Please let us know any additional dietary information, including allergy severity.

Request: February 25 to March 3, 2025

Dear Friend,
Thank you for making a request to join us at our Guesthouse in Cambridge.

We are making changes in how we offer retreats with the intention to create silence and sanctuary for our guests and to enable you to more fully enter into the routine of the Brothers life's. If you have stayed with us before, please note some past options will no longer be available.

  • We have a preference you make a minimum of two-night stay to more fully enter into the retreat, and do not accept Saturday arrivals.
  • 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.

The Guesthouse Team

Thank you for making a request to join us at our Guesthouse in Cambridge during the week: 
Tuesday, February 25 to Sunday March 2, 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.



Please let us know any additional dietary information, including allergy severity.

Request: September 24 to 29, 2024

Dear Friend,
Thank you for making a request to join us at our Guesthouse in Cambridge.

We are making changes in how we offer retreats with the intention to create silence and sanctuary for our guests and to enable you to more fully enter into the routine of the Brothers life's. If you have stayed with us before, please note some past options will no longer be available.

  • We have a preference you make a minimum of two-night stay to more fully enter into the retreat, and do not accept Saturday arrivals.
  • 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.

The Guesthouse Team

Thank you for making a request to join us at our Guesthouse in Cambridge during the week: 
Tuesday, September 24 to Sunday September 29, 2024.
Your Details:




Retreat Dates
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Note: for purposes of security for us and our guests, we now require a physical address to complete your registration.







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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.



Please let us know any additional dietary information, including allergy severity.

Request: April 3 to 6 2025

Dear Friend,
Thank you for making a request to join us at our Guesthouse in Cambridge.

We are making changes in how we offer retreats with the intention to create silence and sanctuary for our guests and to enable you to more fully enter into the routine of the Brothers life's. If you have stayed with us before, please note some past options will no longer be available.

  • We have a preference you make a minimum of two-night stay to more fully enter into the retreat, and do not accept Saturday arrivals.
  • 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.

The Guesthouse Team

Thank you for making a request to join us at our Guesthouse in Cambridge during the week: 
Thursday, April 3 to Sunday April 6, 2025.
Your Details:




Retreat Dates
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Note: for purposes of security for us and our guests, we now require a physical address to complete your registration.







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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.



Please let us know any additional dietary information, including allergy severity.

Request: June 3 to 8, 2025

Dear Friend,
Thank you for making a request to join us at our Guesthouse in Cambridge.

We are making changes in how we offer retreats with the intention to create silence and sanctuary for our guests and to enable you to more fully enter into the routine of the Brothers life's. If you have stayed with us before, please note some past options will no longer be available.

  • We have a preference you make a minimum of two-night stay to more fully enter into the retreat, and do not accept Saturday arrivals.
  • 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.

The Guesthouse Team

Thank you for making a request to join us at our Guesthouse in Cambridge during the week: 
Tuesday, June 3 to Sunday June 8, 2025.
Your Details:




Retreat Dates
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Note: for purposes of security for us and our guests, we now require a physical address to complete your registration.







Details we need to complete your reservation:


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.



Please let us know any additional dietary information, including allergy severity.

A Clergy Renewal Retreat, for active (non-retired) clergy: June 10-14, 2025

Location: The Monastery in Cambridge
Tuesday 5:00 pm – Saturday 2:00 pm, June 10-14, 2025
Leader: Br. Curtis Almquist

“You, O Lord, are my lamp; my God, you make my darkness bright.” Psalm 18:29

As a clergy person you spend your life being a channel of God’s presence, and provision, and power. In the process you may become spent, very much needing to be on the receiving end of what you preach and practice for others. This spacious retreat is intended to be restorative and recreative in helping clergy reclaim God’s sustenance.

A spiritual direction conversation with an SSJE Brother will be available.


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.

$620.00 per person for this program retreat
$300.00 for discounted rate

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: A Clergy Renewal Retreat, for active (non-retired) clergy with Br. Curtis Almquist  at the Guesthouse in Cambridge during the week: 
Tuesday June 10 to Saturday June 14, 2025.
Your Details:




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Note: for purposes of security for us and our guests, we now require a physical address to complete your registration.







Details we need to complete your reservation:


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.



Please let us know any additional dietary information, including allergy severity.

Loving, Disciplined, & Free: A Retreat for Men: May 29-June 1, 2025

Location: Emery House in West Newbury
Thursday 5:00 pm – Sunday 2:00 pm, May 29-June 1, 2025
Leader: Br. Keith Nelson, Br. Lucas Hall, & Br. Jack Crowley

Our SSJE Rule of Life holds before us the hope of “attaining maturity as loving, disciplined, and free men.” What does a mature, non-patriarchal men’s spirituality look like at this moment in human history? How can our leadership, mentoring, learning, praying and loving – as men of God– become a more authentic expression of Christ’s own compassionate strength?

We’ll seek answers to these questions in scripture and in the rich traditions of monastic spirituality, in sacred images and archetypes, and in our own personal stories. Join us as we celebrate the diversity of our manhood, reconnect with our God, and renew our vision of God’s future.


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.

$425.00 per person for this program retreat
$225.00 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: Loving, Disciplined, & Free: A Retreat for Men with Brs. Keith Nelson, Lucas Hall and Jack Crowley  at Emery House in West Newbury during the week: 
Thursday May 29 to Sunday June 1, 2024.
Your Details:




Retreat Dates
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Let us know a little more about request to be a Guest of the Community
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Note: for purposes of security for us and our guests, we now require a physical address to complete your registration.







Details we need to complete your reservation:


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.



Please let us know any additional dietary information, including allergy severity.

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.
Your Details:




Retreat Dates
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Let us know a little more about request to be a Guest of the Community
Address
Note: for purposes of security for us and our guests, we now require a physical address to complete your registration.







Details we need to complete your reservation:


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.



Please let us know any additional dietary information, including allergy severity.

Joy in Returning: A Lenten Retreat: April 3-6, 2025

Location: Emery House in West Newbury
Thursday 5:00 pm – Sunday 2:00 pm, April 3-6, 2025
Leader: Brs. Luke Ditewig & Jamie Nelson

Lent is a clearing season for repentance and returning to God. Though it can challenge us, God delights in our return. Come pray with hope and joy on the journey to Holy Week 

We will spend time together attending to God with our more-than-human neighbors. Come ready to walk, listen, and serve out on fields, in the woods, and at the river. Weather-permitting, some worship will be outside. Care by removing trash from the riverbank or other projects


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.

$465.00 per person for this program retreat
$225.00 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: Joy in Returning: A Lenten Retreat with Br. Luke Ditewig  at Emery House in West Newbury during the week: 
Thursday April 3 to Sunday April 6, 2025.
Your Details:




Retreat Dates
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Let us know a little more about request to be a Guest of the Community
Address
Note: for purposes of security for us and our guests, we now require a physical address to complete your registration.







Details we need to complete your reservation:


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.



Please let us know any additional dietary information, including allergy severity.