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


The younger sisters have begun a new blog! It it, they'll be writing about God's call to us all, and day-to-day life in a monastic community. Check it out at Vocation Blog.


And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger.

On this joyful feast of Our Lord's Nativity, we wish you all blessings and the peace of which the angels sang.

Priory Events


December 24
4:30 PM Vespers
10:00 PM Vigils

December 25
12:00 AM Midnight Mass
8:00 AM Lauds followed by
Dawn Mass
12:00 PM Day Mass & Sext
4:00 PM Vespers & Benediction
Compline in private