Monastic Experience Weekends
**COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT: Because of the current restrictions on gatherings, the June and October weekends have been cancelled. Please check back for updates on the 2021 weekends.**
Twice a year, in June and October, St. Scholastica Priory usually hosts Monastic Experience Weekends for single Roman Catholic women between the ages of 18-40 who are interested in discerning their vocation. In 2020 the weekends were canclled due to COVID restrictions.
This is a great opportunity to learn discernment tools and experience what life is like inside the monastery:
There are conferences throughout the day on monastic history and spirituality, lectio divina, and how to discern a vocation. Participants stay at the guesthouse; there is no charge to attend.To sign up for a Weekend, or for more information, please contact our vocation director:
Sr. Mary Frances
St. Scholastica Priory
Petersham, MA 01366
To hear about upcoming weekends, please fill in the form:
Note: The form does not work for all email addresses. If you don't hear back from us within a few days, (or if you have written us in the past months and not heard back), please write our Vocations Director at [email protected] Thank you!
If you would like to discuss and discern a monastic vocation, or just make a retreat, dates for a visit can be arranged outside of the Monastic Weekends.
- Peter G. Van Breemen, S.J., Called by Name (Denville, N.J., Dimension Books, 1976)