Embodied Prayer – Online

A short program with Br. Luke

The platform teach:able will be the central point for materials and resources for this learning series as we’ll get out of our often too-serious and word-filled heads, move, create and see, imagine, and linger with God.

At your own pace, I encourage you to move to the next lecture, which will contain a 1-3 minute video and text meditation, a 20-30 minute teaching video and documents describing various prayer practices. Using the comment section, we can share in what we are experiencing and learning.

To enroll, fill out this form below. You will receive an on-screen confirmation, and an email with further instructions to create an account with teach:able.

If you have questions, or miss a link, please contact Andrew at guesthouse@ssje.org

Blessings,  Br. Luke

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Abiding with Christ: An Exploration of the Gospel According to John

A Small Group for Students  

Saturday evenings from February 20th to April 24th, at 7:15pm EST for one hour each meeting.

In our community’s Rule of Life, the brothers say, “We find a profound significance for our own lives in what the fourth gospel tells us of the Beloved Disciple’s friendship with Jesus and his call to be a witness to the mystery of the Incarnation.” We invite you to join us in exploring this call to friendship and witness with Christ. This is an opportunity to come together, share our experiences of prayer, and engage with Scripture, that we might experience a “real and growing bond of personal love” with Christ. Through weekly sessions of community prayer and discussion, we will reflect on Jesus’ many encounters throughout John’s Gospel, and how we may encounter Christ in our own lives.

Eligibility: While meetings will begin online, it is our hopeful intention to meet in-person when this becomes safely possible. As such, this cohort’s participation is limited to graduate and undergraduate students of Boston-area schools. This group is open to participants regardless of gender. Commitment to Christian faith is an expectation, though we warmly welcome participants from a variety of Christian traditions as well as those who may be new to faith.

After registering, you will receive an email the week of February 15th with further details and a link to our meeting.

Thank you for your interest in our student group Abiding with Christ. Our group is full at this time. We hope you will be able to join us for future groups and programming.


Send any questions to guesthouse@ssje.org

Come, Pray: Lent 2021

The Prayer I Need This Day

After the last year in which churches around the world have been closed and congregations scattered, the SSJE Brothers invite you to “Come, Pray.” Join us in the receiving the daily gift of prayer – at home or wherever you find yourself. Across the weeks of Lent, listen in as Brothers discuss the rich and varied ways we pray, together in church and in our personal prayer. Then join us for worship, exploring a rich array of live-streamed services, culminating in the glories of Holy Week. “Come, pray in me the prayer I need this day.”

The series is centered on a weekly 20-minute video and invites participants to explore and experience diverse prayer practices alongside the Brothers through joining our regular, live-streamed worship, special services, and online teachings.

To sign up for the weekly email: SSJE.org/subscribe and select “Monastic Wisdom for everyday living“. (Please note: if you are already subscribed to the Brothers email, you do not need to resubscribe)

Praying with the Gospel of John

This eight-week retreat and course of study will provide an overview of the Gospel of John and introduce participants to its major themes.

The Fourth Gospel is at the heart of the “Johannine spirituality” lived by the Brothers of the Society of St John the Evangelist. It is a spirituality of love and intimacy, of abiding in Jesus and in the Father, of laying down of one’s life in service of others, of being sent into the world to reveal God ‘s love to those who don’t yet know it, and of witnessing to what we have seen and heard so that others may find the joy and love that God so wants to give them.

More information and to register: SSJE.org/prayingjohn