FULL Patience and the Crucible of Life: May 16-19, 2024

Location: The Monastery in Cambridge
Thursday 5:00 pm – Sunday 2:00 pm, May 16-19, 2024
Leader: Br. Curtis Almquist

The English word “patience,” comes from the Latin patientia: a “quality of suffering.” And suffering we often are as we wait hopefully, fearfully, maybe desperately for a resolution. Sometimes our having to wait proves to be a gestation, so full of promise. We will draw inspiration from the scriptures, poetry, and other wisdom; and from the learnings of our own lives about waiting.


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
$230.00 for students/young adults

Suggested fees can be reduced in cases of financial hardship.

Reservations are confirmed only upon receipt of a non-refundable 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.

 

Neurodiversity and Prayer: April 18-21, 2024

Location: The Monastery in Cambridge
Thursday 5:00 pm – Sunday 2:00 pm, April 18-21, 2024
Leader: Br. Jim Woodrum

Christian Contemplative prayer is the practice of letting go of thoughts and distractions and simply resting in the presence of God. This can be challenging for all of us living in the digital age, where we are bombarded with stimuli vying for our attention. For those of us who are neurodivergent, the difficulty of contemplative prayer can be heightened. In this retreat, Br. Jim Woodrum (ADHD Inattentive-type) explores creative ways to pray contemplatively, drawing on the latest developments in neuroscience.  If you have been diagnosed as neurodivergent and struggle to find an entry point into contemplation, we welcome you to join us in this retreat as a way to use the complexities of your mind as a doorway into intimacy with Jesus.


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
$230.00 for students/young adults

Suggested fees can be reduced in cases of financial hardship.

Reservations are confirmed only upon receipt of a non-refundable 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.

Neurodiversity and Prayer: April 18-21, 2024

Space is limited on this program retreat, we invite you to request a place by completing the form below. We will respond to your request quickly and let you know the next steps. Please do not make travel plans until we have confirmed your place.
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FULL “Come Away and Rest for a While”: April 3-7, 2024

A Time of Renewal for Clergy and Other Church Workers

Location: The Monastery in Cambridge
Wednesday – Sunday 2:00 pm, April 3-7, 2024

Following the major liturgies of Holy Week, clergy and other church workers are often in need of rest. During Easter Week the brothers follow a relaxed liturgical schedule (midday Eucharist and Evening Prayer), and we invite weary clergy to worship with us (without having to lead the service), to pray and to rest, to walk along the Charles River, and to enjoy good food.  Come and refresh your spirit.


 

FILL – First Time in Silent Retreat: March 8-10, 2024

Location: The Monastery in Cambridge
Friday 5:00 pm – Sunday 2:00 pm, March 8-10, 2024
Leader: Br. Geoffrey Tristram

Life can be so busy and rushed that we can 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 weekend retreat is intended for those who have never been on a 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
$155.00 for students/young adults

Suggested fees can be reduced in cases of financial hardship.

Reservations are confirmed only upon receipt of a non-refundable 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.

Bright Sadness: A Journey into Lent: February 29 – March 3, 2024

Location: The Monastery in Cambridge
Thursday 5:00 pm – Sunday 2:00 pm, February 29 – March 3, 2024
Leader: Br. Lain Wilson

How can Lent be both solemn and joyful? This retreat invites you to keep both in mind as you begin this season of renewing your commitment, deepening your conviction, and living into your calling a beloved child of God.


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
$230.00 for students/young adults

Suggested fees can be reduced in cases of financial hardship.

Reservations are confirmed only upon receipt of a non-refundable 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.

Bright Sadness: February 29 - March 3, 2024

Apologies, this program retreat is now full, and has a waitlist.