Reflection, not reaction.

Residential Internship Program for Graduate Students & Seminarians

Reflection, not reaction.

Residential Internship Program for Graduate Students & Seminarians

SSJE's Monastic Residency program invites you to experience something truly unique.

So much of life today is spent in reaction mode. A constant barrage of news cycles, notifications, likes, and advertisements interrupts us, asking us to react quickly (and perhaps thoughtlessly) to the latest thing. We move along to an ever increasing drum beat – and so many of us feel beat down by the relentless pace of contemporary life. As we are pushed along from school to university toward a career, there can be little room left for asking big questions, developing a sense of ourselves, or listening to discover a larger purpose.

Such inner transformation is a central aim of the monastic life in the church. As we attend to our conversion in Christ and grow in love for God and one another, we trust that this monastic way is shaping us into deep reservoirs, to be used by the Spirit for the sake of the world’s healing, wholeness, and reconciliation.

We are stewards of an ancient tradition engaged with the contemporary world, its needs, and its hungers.

We invite you to journey alongside our community for nine months, to learn practices and skills with enduring value:

Worship. Silence. Stillness.

Reflection. Prayer. Discernment.

Community. Listening. Hospitality.

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This nine-month, residential internship is for students (both men and women) aged 21 or older enrolled full-time in programs of study at local graduate schools & seminaries. Three to four residents form a small community living, praying, and working alongside our community of fourteen monks just outside of Harvard Square, bearing mutual witness to one another’s growth. Commitment to Christian faith is an expectation, though we warmly welcome applicants from a variety of Christian traditions as well as those who may be new to faith.

We believe that these nine months will reshape how you experience our world.
We pray that they will empower you to transform it.
We know that they will transform you.

Questions: Contact residency@ssje.org

Questions: Contact residency@ssje.org