Benedictine Experience Weekend, St Mary's Monastery, Petersham, Massachusetts, June 22-24.

Fr Dunstan from St Mary's Monastery in Petersham, Massachusetts (daughter house of Pluscarden Monastery in Scotland) has let me know the dates for the next Monastic Experience Weekend and so I happy to pass them on. This is a chance to live in the monastery and job shadow the monks for 48 hours. These events have been very successful in the past so I am happy to pass on the details again.

The dates are June 22-24, 2018 at St Mary's which is a contemplative Benedictine monastery in Central MA, 70 miles from Boston. It is for single Catholic men aged 18-40 and a chance to experience a full monastic office in Latin Gregorian chant seven times per day with English readings, all according to the revised post-Vatican II liturgical books

It should be noted that outside these structured weekends, there is a guest house for men and women in 18 single rooms, with no fixed charge but donations welcome. The Facebook page is here, and the website

If you are interested you can contact them via these links or contact Fr Gregory on

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