Monastic Experience Weekends

Because of the pandemic all Monastic Experience Weekends are cancelled until further notice.

Twice each year in the autumn and again in the spring, we host a Monastic Experience Weekend for single Roman Catholic men between the ages of 25 and 45 who believe they may be called to the monastic life.

In addition to joining the monks to pray the Office in choir, candidates have opportunities to work and speak personally with the monks and other men who are discerning a monastic vocation. There are conferences on monastic life, on Saturday evening one of the monks shares the story of his vocation and on Sunday candidates are invited to join the monks for dinner in the monastic refectory.

To register for a Monastic Experience Weekend inquiries should be made to the vocation director,, tel 508.885.8700 x518. Candidates may arrange to visit us at other times as well. The Abbey’s Vocation Director is always ready to listen, encourage and counsel any prospective candidate.