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Society of Saint John

the Evangelist

The Monastery

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980 Memorial Drive, Cambridge


The Society of Saint John the Evangelist has 13 single rooms at its Cambridge monastery. At Emery House, the SSJE retreat center in West Newbury, there are six hermitages, four rooms in the main house, and two rustic cabins. All double rooms.

For individual, self-guided retreats, suggested donations are $100 per person per night, $50 for students. For companioned or group retreats, suggested donations are $125 per person per night, $65 for students. For a day visit that includes self-serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner with the brothers, the suggested donation is $50.

The retreat season typically runs from the third week of September through July. Guest accommodations at the monastery and Emery House are closed August through the second week of September.

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