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 offering a series of online programs to nurture and sustain faith. Please take a look through each of our programs below and watch for further offerings this winter and beyond.

Monastery Guesthouse

We are delighted to announce expanded openings for individual retreats at the Monastery in Cambridge. We ask that all guests be vaccinated and boosted to stay in our home. The following dates are available for retreat:

June Retreats:

June 28-July 3

July Retreats:

July 5-10
July 12-17 (Waitlist)
July 19-24 (Waitlist)

Your request will be processed, and you will be notified by email if your request is confirmed. Please do not make travel arrangements until then. If you are interested in a retreat later in 2022 or 2023 please check back in July.

Emery House remains closed to guests and we do not have a date yet for reopening to the public.

We look forward to hosting you soon!

Should you have additional questions, please contact guesthouse@ssje.org

Winter at Dusk - SSJE Online Programs

Program Offerings

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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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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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.

Sign up here, so you don’t miss an episode

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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…

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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…

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