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FULL – Deeper Into Silence – June 20-25, 2017

This Retreat is now full – please email to be added to a waitlist.

A Five-Day Immersion Retreat

Tuesday 5:00 pm-Sunday 2:00 pm, June 20-25, 2017
Leaders: Brs. Nicholas Bartoli and Keith Nelson, SSJE

St. John of the Cross wrote “Silence is God’s first language.” On this five-day retreat, participants will have the opportunity for a deep and sustained immersion in contemplative silence, in the nourishing environs of Emery House. The days will be framed by periods of silent sitting together, spacious opportunity for solitude, the rhythm of the Brothers’ worship, silent meals, and reflections on the role of silence in our life with God, self and each other. Individual guidance from Brothers will be available as desired. This retreat is ideal for those who have been practicing some form of contemplative prayer or meditation on their own but would like to ground their prayer more deeply while being held in a community of support.

Prerequisite: a daily practice of silent/contemplative prayer.

Inquire about a place:

To book a retreat, at either the Monastery Guesthouse or at Emery House, please contact the Guesthouse Manager/Receptionist by e-mail at or by telephone at (617) 876-3037 extension 10.

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