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