Welcome to the Society of Saint John the Evangelist

We are now accepting applications for 2019 Summer Seminarians’ program in Cambridge.

We will be offering our Summer Seminarians’ program this summer, June 12-July 28, 2019.

For inquiries, please contact internsdirector@ssje.org.


Please note: 2019-2020 Sabbath Year for Internship and Residency Programs

For programmatic reasons, we will not be offering our usual internship or residency programs during the 2019-2020 program year.

Summer Seminarians’ Experience

The Society of St. John the Evangelist welcomes seminarians and theological students for a short term, summer residency. Both men and women are welcome to apply.

Summer Seminarians live in our monastery Guesthouse in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and join the Brothers for daily worship and meals, in addition to assisting the community’s extensive ministry of hospitality. A weekly Sabbath (Monday) is part of the structure of the week.

The summer residency is open to qualified seminarians between June 12 and July 28, 2019.

Summer Seminarians are required to have their own health insurance. Some assistance with travel expenses is available if needed.  Room and board are included.

Typical daily schedule for summer seminarians:
6:00-6:30         Morning Prayer (chapel)
6:30-7:30         Quiet time for prayer, study
7:45-8:15         Eucharist (chapel)
8:15-9:00         Breakfast
9:00-12:30       Work periods, meetings, free time*
12:30-12:50     Midday Prayer (chapel)
12:50-2:00       Midday meal and cleanup
2:00-6:00         Work periods, meetings, free time*
6:00-6:30         Evening Prayer (chapel)
6:30-7:30         Evening meal and cleanup
7:30-8:30         Work periods, meetings, free time*
8:30-8:50         Compline (chapel)
* Work periods are coordinated by the Interns Director and can involve a combination of hospitality work, household and foodservice assistance, gardening, and other activities.

For more information please contact: internsdirector@ssje.org