Glastonbury Abbey Retreats Program 2024

Glastonbury Abbey in person only guided retreats return in 2024 with these offerings listed below. Click here for more information or contact the retreat office at 781-749-2155 x300 or email retreats@glastonburyabbey.org.

A Benedictine Experience of Praying Through the Seasons

The monks of Glastonbury Abbey welcome you to come experience the rhythm of Monastic Prayer. Come sing the psalms, pray the Liturgy of the Hours, and attend daily Mass at the monastery. Benedictine spirituality extends from these times of prayer, which enrich and guide us as we move through the seasons of the year and our lives. We have four opportunities in 2024 - join us for one, two... or all four:
Monday, January 22 – Thursday, January 25, 2024, Winter: The History of the Liturgy of the Hours
Monday, April 8 - Thursday, April 11, Spring: How to Pray Lectio Divina
Monday, August 19 - Thursday, August 22, Summer: The Rule of St. Benedict
Monday, October 21 - Thursday, October 24, Fall: Living a Benedictine-Focussed Life Outside the Monastery
Suggested donation per retreat: $330 includes 3-nights' accommodation, meals and program.

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Creativity and Spirituality

A Day Retreat, Thursday, March 14, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
"You use a glass mirror to see your face. You use works of art (or nature) to see your soul" George Bernard Shaw
Creativity and Spirituality have an intriguing relationship. They can affect each other profoundly. Exploring the connections between the two can enhance the process of both. Come and spend a day at Glastonbury Abbey experiencing spiritual practices and creative exploration, and leave with a richer, more profound understanding of both.
Suggested donation: $70 includes lunch.

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The Sacred Triduum

3-night Retreat Holy Thursday, March 28 through Easter Sunday, March 31
Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil make up the Easter Triduum, a single celebration of the Paschal Mystery spread over three days, the center which is the Easter Vigil.
This retreat will help you understand and participate in these liturgies. The monastic community provides a series of reflections, held during the retreat, explaining the rites and meanings of each Triduum liturgy. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered.
Suggested donation: $250 includes 3 nights' accommodation, meals and program.

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Beyond the Monastery

3-night Weekend Retreat June 7 - 9
"Seeking New Beginnings Together"
Gathering in prayer, silence, listening, discussion, and discernment, we will draw upon relevant sources encouraging us to direct our faith and our living “beyond the monastery.” Some ideas for consideration include the Church’s mission of inclusive discipleship, formation, monastic stability and growth, and Benedictine charisms of contemplation, hospitality, reconciliation.
Recommendations taken from three sources will guide us: the Synod on Synodality-Rome (October 2023), the Future of Glastonbury Monastery Committee (July 2023, January 2024), and the World Oblate Congress (September 2023).
A preparatory outline will be sent to registrants prior to the retreat. Whatever may be your interest in renewal, please join us. Know you are needed and most welcome.
Suggested donation: $250 includes 2 nights' accommodation, meals and program.

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