MIT Students Search for “Meaning of Life” at SSJE

Students from the popular MIT Anthropology Course, “The Meaning of Life” made a visit to SSJE near the end of the term. The story of their experiences has come out in the MIT News.

For first-year student Loewen Cavill, the rhythm of the prayers, the ornate high ceilings, and the incense thick in the air get her thinking about religious services she attended with her family back home. When they chat with the brothers after the service, Cavill notes quietly, ‘I notice a difference in myself. I see that I’ve changed.’

(Photo: Lillie Paquette / MIT School of Engineering) 

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Spots Available in “Spiritual, Not Religious” Retreat

A Retreat for Young Adults (20’s and 30’s): October 20-22, 2017

In these modern times people are more apt to identify as ‘spiritual’ rather than ‘religious.’ But what does that mean for those of us who feel called to follow ‘the Way’ of Jesus? In this retreat we will explore the dichoto- mies between soul and spirit, religion and spirituality, discipline and discipleship, while studying the words of Jesus in scripture and enjoying a rhythm of worship, prayer and retreat.

Location: The Monastery in Cambridge
Friday 5:00 pm – Sunday 2:00 pm, October 20-22, 2017
Leader: Br. Jim Woodrum, SSJE

Reserve a place today.

Reflections from the 2016 Monastic Internship Program

IMG_9355There was a Sunday afternoon when I was a child that I sat my mother down and demanded to know about life and death, where babies come from, and where we go. When my mother had answered all my questions to my satisfaction, I announced, “I’ve learned a lot today,” and left the room confident in my grasp of existence. Read More