St. Scholastica Priory is a community of Catholic Benedictine contemplative nuns located in central Massachusetts. Surrounded by thousands of acres of forested conservation land, the monastery enjoys a peace and natural beauty conducive to a prayerful atmosphere. Our lives are dedicated to seeking union with God through the monastic life of charity lived in community. The Gospel and the Rule of St. Benedict are our guide, and the praise of God is central to our day: the Mass and the Divine Office are sung using Gregorian Chant, and are celebrated with our twin community of monks, St. Mary’s Monastery.

Hospitality is a hallmark of Benedictine monasticism, and men and women of all faiths are welcome to stay at our guesthouse, to share in our liturgy and to spend time in prayer and personal reflection.

Our Sisters


We've gathered into one page the novitiate clothing and profession photos, personal reflections and programs for our younger sisters. Check them out here.


The church is open to the public, with the usual precautions. The guesthouse is closed until further notice. We'll post it here when we can take reservations again. Meanwhile, our prayers are with all who are suffering and for the health care workers. God bless and keep every one safe.

Priory Events


Please check back for 2021 dates.