Saturday, May 12, 2018

Benedictine Experience Weekend at St Mary’s Monastery in Petersham, Massachusetts, June 22-24.

Fr Dunstan from St Mary’s Monastery in Petersham, Massachusetts, a daughter house of Pluscarden Abbey in Scotland, has let me know the dates for the next Monastic Experience Weekend. This is a chance to live in the monastery and job-shadow the monks for 48 hours. These events have been very successful in the past so I am happy to pass on the details once again.

The dates are June 22-24, at St Mary’s, which is a contemplative Benedictine monastery in Central Massachusetts, 70 miles from Boston. The weekend is for single Catholic men aged 18-40, a chance to experience a full monastic office in Latin and Gregorian chant seven times per day, with English readings, all according to the revised post-Vatican II liturgical books

It should be noted that outside these structured weekends, there is a guest house for men and women with 18 single rooms; there is no fixed charge, but donations are welcome. The Facebook page is here, and the website is

If you are interested you can contact them via these links or contact Fr Gregory at:

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