Hospitality is about offering our hearts. It is being present to another. It does not need a table, food, or particular place. It is taking time and giving intention. Hospitality can be spontaneous and anywhere, on the street, in a store, and on Zoom. We Brothers are delighted to be able to offer, once again, the unique hospitality of in-person presence in our Monastery in Cambridge with Program Retreats in addition other online programs to nurture and sustain faith. Please take a look through each of our programs below and watch for further offerings.

Note: The Legacy of Racism Pilgrimage that was scheduled for March 2024 has been cancelled.

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In-Person Program Retreats

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

Thursday 5:00 pm – Sunday 2:00 pm, February 29 – March 3, 2024
Led by 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.

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

Friday 5:00 pm – Sunday 2:00 pm, March 8-10, 2024
Led by 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.

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FULL “Come Away and Rest for a While”: April 3-7, 2024

The retreat is now full

Wednesday – Sunday 2:00 pm, April 3-7, 2024
A Time of Renewal for Clergy and Other Church Workers
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.

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Neurodiversity and Prayer: April 18-21, 2024

Thursday 5:00 pm – Sunday 2:00 pm, April 18-21, 2024
Led by 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.

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

Thursday 5:00 pm – Sunday 2:00 pm, May 16-19, 2024
Led by 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.

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Online Program Offerings

Embodied Prayer – Online

Online Program

The platform Teachable will be the central point for videos, 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.

Go through the lessons at your own pace.

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The Art of Discernment in Prayer

Video Series

Making decisions is a part of life. Join Br. David Vryhof in exploring the role of prayer in making life choices. How do we discern which of the options before us represents “the will of God” for our lives?

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Gospel Way to Freedom and Love

The Gospel Way to Freedom and Love

Video Series now

Many of us spend time and energy seeking the “glittering” things we think will make us happy, only to find that deep joy and peace and love have eluded us. Br. David Vryhof invites us to discover the “freedom of the children of God” (Romans 8:21) that comes when we ground our identity in God, rather than in those things that the world counts most valuable.

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Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit

Audio Series

Listen to this audio series from Br. Curtis Almquist which follows Saint Paul’s names for “the fruit of the Spirit”: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, humility, and self-control. Optionally, there is an online space to reflect with others listeners.

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Angels in the Architecture

Listen Now
Br. Jim Woodrum welcomes you to ,“Angels in the Architecture,”, a new podcast series where he will be your guide in exploring the angels in the architecture during this season of Advent.

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