Reflection, not reaction.

Residential Internship Program for Graduate Students & Seminarians (Sept - May)

Reflection, not reaction.

Residential Internship Program for Graduate Students & Seminarians (Sept-May)

SSJE's Monastic Residency program invite you to experience something truly unique.

So much of life today is spent in reaction mode. A constant barrage of news cycles, notifications, likes, and advertisements interrupts us, asking us to react quickly (and perhaps thoughtlessly) to the latest thing. We move along to an ever increasing drum beat – and so many of us feel beat down by the relentless pace of contemporary life. As we are pushed along from school to university toward a career, there can be little room left for asking big questions, developing a sense of ourselves, or listening to discover a larger purpose.

Such inner transformation is a central aim of the monastic life in the church. As we attend to our conversion in Christ and grow in love for God and one another, we trust that this monastic way is shaping us into deep reservoirs, to be used by the Spirit for the sake of the world’s healing, wholeness, and reconciliation.

We are stewards of an ancient tradition engaged with the contemporary world, its needs, and its hungers.

We invite you to journey alongside our community for nine months, to learn practices and skills with enduring value:

Worship. Silence. Stillness.

Reflection. Prayer. Discernment.

Community. Listening. Hospitality.


Applications Due May 22, 2021

Monastic Residency Program

This nine-month, residential internship is for students (both men and women) aged 21 or older enrolled full-time in programs of study at local graduate schools & seminaries. Three to four residents form a small community living, praying, and working alongside our community of fourteen monks just outside of Harvard Square, bearing mutual witness to one another’s growth.

The anticipated time commitment is twenty hours per week, including time spent in worship, at meals, in work assignments, and in meetings. The program includes full room and board, a monthly stipend, and scheduled time off. We understand the rigorous demands of graduate programs and the flexible scheduling this can sometimes require. If you are uncertain about whether the program may be a fit for you, don’t hesitate to reach out for a conversation.

Commitment to Christian faith is an expectation, though we warmly welcome applicants from a variety of Christian traditions as well as those who may be new to faith.

Click here for the Expectations and Requirements for this Residency

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SSJE Student Residency Program Application 


Thank you for your interest in the Student Residency Program at the Society of Saint John the Evangelist. The application is due May 22, 2021.

The online application for admission is broken down into several small pages. Please complete the information on each page, review your information at the end, then submit your application. 

Keep in mind that:
  • All fields marked with an asterisk (*) on the application are required.
  • You must have scripting enabled on your browser in order for the application to function properly.
  • You must click the 'Submit' button at the end to send in your application. 
  • The page will appear to reload: simply scroll back down to the form to review your application at the end before you submit it by clicking 'Confirm'.
At this time, you have to finish the application in one sitting. If you leave the form idle for more than 20 minutes, your session will expire, and you will have to start over.

Contact and Program Information

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Public Health and COVID-19 Information

Further Residency Questions

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