Br. Jack Crowley, SSJE

Jack Crowley, SSJE hails from Hingham, Massachusetts, where he grew up in an Irish-Catholic family. He studied at the University of New Hampshire and, prior to coming to the Monastery, worked as an English teacher. He arrived as a postulant in January 2019 and was initially-professed in July 2021. He currently serves the community as the Facilities Brother. In his off time, he enjoys exercising – and exercising his mind through writing. He roots for  the New England Patriots.


Selection of Br. Jack's teachings from "Brother, Give Us a Word"


The feast of the Holy Innocents is a reminder that we fight the same fight Jesus was born into. The fight against evil is a good fight, a timeless fight. Like Jesus, we fight with our hearts and minds, our prayers, our love, our vows and our will. We enlist with our baptismal covenant and…

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The next few weeks are some of the darkest weeks of the year. Jesus promises us that what is said in the dark will be heard in the light. So grab hold of God in the darkness and tell him everything. Don’t hold back. Let it all out. -Br. Jack Crowley, SSJE Read More and…

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When Jesus came back to see his Apostles, Jesus showed his wounds. He showed his wounds as if to say, I am the real the deal, I’ve been to hell and back, and I’ve got the scars to prove it. Healing is a process we’ve all been through. Healing centers us and gives us a…

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Selection of Br. Jack's writing

Slow & Steady: A Novice’s View of Power & Authority

“I went through thousands of moments like that in my early days as a Postulant: long moments of waiting for someone with authority to swoop in and tell me exactly what to do. It took me a long time to realize that was not the way authority was exercised at SSJE.”

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Learning to Live in Community

I listened, I watched, I tried to help out when I could, but above all else I learned.

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