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Program Retreats for Groups

Program retreats are offered for individuals, or for various types of groups (parish, seminarians, clergy, vestries, etc.).

In addition to joining the Brothers in the house’s regular round of worship, silence, and meals, guests attends a series of addresses or meditations on a retreat theme, offered by the brother who is the retreat director. Time is set apart to encourage prayer, reflection, and recreation. Customarily, all on the retreat will observe silence.

Group program retreats are usually conducted from Thursday or Friday evening through Sunday noontime. Occasionally a group can book a longer retreat, beginning on Tuesday evening.

Please note: During these retreats individual spiritual direction is normally not available.

Suggested fees for a Group Program Retreat 
We strive to make retreat time available to all who seek it. (Suggested fees can be reduced in cases of financial hardship.)
However, the suggested fees cover only a portion of the expenses for making our facilities available. We are grateful for any additional donations in support of our retreat ministry. 

$135.00 per person per night
$75.00 for students/young adults

Reservations are confirmed upon receipt of a non-refundable deposit equal to 50% of your total fee.

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.

Types of Retreats

We offer three different types of retreats at the Monastery Guesthouse and at Emery House. Please click to explore these retreats.

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