The Full Emptiness of the Desert: March 13-16, 2025

Location: The Monastery in Cambridge
Tuesday 5:00 pm – Saturday 2:00 pm, March 13-16, 2025
Leader: Br. Curtis Almquist

During the fourth century, thousands of men and women left their homes to live and pray in the Egyptian desert. Why did they go? What did they find? This retreat will draw on the desert experience of Jesus and teachings of these early monastics to explore the relevance of desert spirituality for our own day.


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: The Full Emptiness of the Desert with Br. Curtis Almquist  at the Guesthouse in Cambridge during the week: 
Thursday March 13 to Sunday March 16, 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.

First Time in Silent Retreat: February 14-16, 2025

Location: The Monastery in Cambridge
Friday 5:00 pm – Sunday 2:00 pm, February 14-16, 2025
Leader: Br. Geoffrey Tristram

Life can be so busy and rushed that we lose touch with those deep sources of vitality and replenishment through which God longs to refresh and delight us.  This weekend will be an opportunity to slow down and be still, to listen to the voice of Jesus, and deepen our connection with the God who knows and loves us.  This is ideal for those who have never been on silent retreat before.


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: First Time in Silent Retreat with Br. Geoffrey Tristram  at the Guesthouse in Cambridge during the week: 
Friday February 14 to Sunday February 16, 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.

Praying with Darkness: Jan 16-19, 2025

Location: The Monastery in Cambridge
Thursday 5:00 pm – Sunday 2:00 pm, January 16-19, 2025
Leader: Br. Jack Crowley

At the darkest time of the year, we will explore what it means to pray with the darkness inside and outside of ourselves. Through discussion, silent contemplation, and worship, we will seek how the light and love of Christ permeates all things, even when we cannot see them.


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: Praying with Darkness with Br. Jack Crowley  at the Guesthouse in Cambridge during the week: 
Thursday January 16 to Sunday January 19, 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.

Prepare for Christ: An Advent Retreat: December 6-8, 2024

Location: The Monastery in Cambridge
Friday 5:00 pm – Sunday 2:00 pm, December 6-8, 2024
Leader: Br. Luke Ditewig

Amid the busyness of December, step aside to pray this Advent. Meet and be met again by love. Attend and prepare your heart as we anticipate welcoming the Christ child.


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: Advent Retreat with Br. Luke Ditewig  at the Guesthouse in Cambridge during the week: 
Friday December 6 to Sunday December 8, 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.

The Revelation to John & the Christian Imagination: November 14-17, 2024

Location: The Monastery in Cambridge
Thursday 5:00 pm – Sunday 2:00 pm, November 14-17, 2024
Leader: Br. Keith Nelson

“Behold, a door in heaven stood open!” (Revelation 4:1)

The final book of Christian scripture is a profound, visionary, and oft-misunderstood text. Interpreted as a literal forecast of history’s cataclysmic finale, it feels like very bad news. But a significant lineage of faithful interpreters have charted another road through its landscape. The Revelation to John offers a way toward the refurbishing of the Christian imagination through the power of image, story, and transformative encounter with Christ as the origin and consummation of all things. In this retreat, we’ll boldly step through Revelation’s open door.


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: The Revelation to John & the Christian Imagination with Br. Keith Nelson  at the Guesthouse in Cambridge during the week: 
Thursday November 14 to Sunday November 17, 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.

Negotiating Our Dual Citizenship: The Spirituality of Mark’s Gospel: October 31-November 3, 2024

Location: The Monastery in Cambridge
Thursday 5:00 pm – Sunday 2:00 pm, October 31- November 3, 2024
Leader: Br. David Vryhof

Jesus lived in a matrix of vying political powers – religious factions and the oppressing occupation of the Roman Empire. Jesus was very politically savvy when he proclaimed, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near.” How do we negotiate our “dual citizenship” in our own day as we live amidst such competing, sometimes acrimonious political rivalries? We will draw upon the Gospel of Mark and how it informs and inspires us to live hopefully, faithfully, and powerfully in our own day.


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: Negotiating Our Dual Citizenship: The Spirituality of Mark’s Gospel with Br. David Vryhof  at the Guesthouse in Cambridge during the week: 
Thursday October 31 to Sunday November 3, 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.

Praying with Scripture: October 3-6, 2024

Location: The Monastery in Cambridge
Thursday 5:00 pm – Sunday 2:00 pm, October 3-6, 2024
Leader: Br. Lain Wilson

How is God reaching out to us now, in all the challenges and joys of the present moment? Among the many answers to this question are “word” and “work”—God’s self-revelation to us in Scripture and creation. During this retreat, we will learn and practice traditional forms of prayer, including meditative reading (lectio divina) and imaginative prayer. These practices open us to a deep awareness of how God is speaking to us and inviting us to relationship with all of creation.


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: Praying with Scripture with Br. Lain Wilson  at the Guesthouse in Cambridge during the week: 
Thursday October 3 to Sunday October 6, 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.

First Time in Silent Retreat: August 2-4, 2024

Location: The Monastery in Cambridge
Friday 5:00 pm – Sunday 2:00 pm, August 2-4, 2024
Leader: Br. Jack Crowley

Life can be so busy and rushed that we lose touch with those deep sources of vitality and replenishment through which God longs to refresh and delight us.  This weekend will be an opportunity to slow down and be still, to listen to the voice of Jesus, and deepen our connection with the God who knows and loves us.  This is ideal for those who have never been on silent retreat before.


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: First Time in Silent Retreat with Br. Jack Crowley  at the Guesthouse in Cambridge during the week: 
Friday August 2 to Sunday August 4, 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.

Companioned Retreat: July 25-28, 2024

Location: The Monastery in Cambridge
Thursday 5:00 pm – Sunday 2:00 pm, July 25-28, 2024
Leader: SSJE Brothers

Companioned retreats open space for receiving the gift of renewed intimacy with God in Christ through silence and sustained prayer.  Retreatants have opportunity for two individual sessions of spiritual direction with a Brother, as an aid in recognizing the ways God may be touching them in their daily lives and suggestions for how they might respond to the invitations of the Spirit.  These retreats are designed for those with previous retreat experience.


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 Companioned Retreat at the Guesthouse in Cambridge during the week: 
Thursday July 25 to Sunday July 28, 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.

Companioned Retreat: July 2-7, 2024

Location: The Monastery in Cambridge
Tuesday 5:00 pm – Sunday 2:00 pm, July 2-7, 2024
Leader: SSJE Brothers

Companioned retreats open space for receiving the gift of renewed intimacy with God in Christ through silence and sustained prayer.  Retreatants have opportunity for two individual sessions of spiritual direction with a Brother, as an aid in recognizing the ways God may be touching them in their daily lives and suggestions for how they might respond to the invitations of the Spirit.  These retreats are designed for those with previous retreat experience.


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.

$775.00 per person for this program retreat
$375.00 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 Companioned Retreat at the Guesthouse in Cambridge during the week: 
Tuesday July 2 to Sunday July 7, 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.