St. Benedict's Monastery
A message from the Brothers of St. Benedict’s Monastery:
As many of you know, our Monastic community recently experienced a covid outbreak. Half of our community continues to be affected by the virus. As a community, we have been discerning with the leadership of our Order and the medical community how to move forward in our process. We have decided to cancel the Thanksgiving Mass & Reception, originally scheduled on June 25th.
As previously announced, the Retreat House will be closed effective June 30, 2023. The Bookstore will also be closed from that point forward.
There will be no virtual Mass after June 25th. In-person Mass will remain open to the public and visitors are still welcome to attend until further notice.
For the time being, we will remain at the Monastery. We will continue discerning with our Order where to live our Cistercian monastic life. Please know that at this stage, there are still many questions we are not yet able to answer. We will keep you informed as our plans develop and we know more. Any updates will be noted on our website at: www.snowmassmonks.com
We thank our many friends, neighbors, retreatants, and associates who have accompanied and assisted us through the years. Your continuing prayerful understanding and support is an invaluable consolation to us at this time.
The Brothers of St. Benedict's Monastery
A Message from Dom Damian Carr
As many of you know, our monastic community has diminished significantly over
the last ten years. Recently two of our brothers returned to our founding Mother
House in Spencer, MA. As a community, we have been discerning with the
leadership of our Order how to move forward in our discernment process.
We have decided that as of June 30th of this year we will no longer be accepting retreat
reservations in our guest facilities. This will enable the brothers to carefully focus
their time and energy, personally and communally, on the needed next steps in our closure process.
Of singular importance for us at this time is where our continuing
desire to live the Cistercian monastic life takes us from here.
We will continue to keep you informed as this process unfolds. Please know that, at this stage, there
are many questions we are not yet able to answer. We will keep you informed as our plans develop and we know more.
We want to thank our many friends, neighbors, retreatants and associates who have accompanied and assisted us through the years. Your continuing prayerful understanding and support is an
invaluable consolation to us at this time.
New Liturgical Schedule
Sunday - 8:15 am Mass
Monday-Saturday - 7:30 am Lauds & Mass
7:00 pm Vespers
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