Glastonbury Abbey News

“Celebrating over 66 years of peace and prayer
….a welcoming presence for all”

The Monks Welcome You

Please join us in person or pray with us online on Facebook or YouTube.

Click here for the daily schedule.

Questions? Please call 781-749-2155 ext. 300

Abbot Thomas and the Monks of Glastonbury Abbey


Volunteer for ESOL with A Faith That Does Justice


Would you like to help immigrants in greater Boston learn English? Join A Faith That Does Justice as Teacher, Teacher Assistant, or bilingual Student Relationship Manager for its Fall 2022 session. To learn more or to register as a volunteer for A Faith That Does Justice click here. Or send an email to wsheehan@faith-justice.org

Spiritual Enrichment Fall Programs 2022


The Abbey's fall programs are underway and registration is open! If you have any questions, please call 781-749-2155 ext. 300. Please click here for more info and to register. Or click here for the programs brochure.

Our programs are offered by the Glastonbury Abbey Institute and Listening to Other Voices, our interfaith lecture series, part of the rich Benedictine monastic teaching tradition found at Glastonbury Abbey.

Listening to Other Voices

Glastonbury Abbey’s Listening to Other Voices interfaith lecture series is back! The theme for the 2022-23 program is:

The Journey Continues: Reclaiming the Heart of Faith

This year our lecture series looks at the state of religion in America, where our traditions seem to be now and where they may be going.

The programs will mostly be virtual, with an occasional presenter with us in person. We invite you to join us to watch the virtual presentations on the larger screens at the Morcone Center. Communal discussion and refreshments will follow. Registration is open for the October and November lectures. Please click here for the programs registration page. Or click here for the programs brochure.

The program is offered by the Glastonbury Abbey Listening to Other Voices interfaith lecture series, which is an extension of the rich Benedictine monastic teaching tradition found at the Abbey.

Recordings of almost all of the lecture series presentations are available online. Please click here for more information.

The Synod on Synodality


Background: In October 2021, Pope Francis called the Church to join in a "Synod on Synodality," a three-year process for the entire church to pray, listen to each other and walk together as we move forward in the life of the Church. A small group of lay people at Glastonbury Abbey have answered that call and have formed The Lay Synod Initiative.

The process is now complete and the steering committee is pleased to share the report. To read the report, click here.

Any questions? Please email synodinfo@glastonburyabbey.org for more information.

Abbey Gift & Bookstore

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (closed 11:45 - 12:45 for Mass)
Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (closed 11:45 - 12:45 for Mass)
Sunday 10:45 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Questions? Email us at glastonburybookstore@gmail.com. Or Call 781-749-2155 ext. 210.

Mass cards (Spiritual enrollments/bouquets) may still be obtained online. Please click here to order or call: 781-749-2155 ext. 342

Monday Meditation

Our Monday meditation class is in-person and is indoors at the Morcone Center at 6:30 p.m.
To receive updates on meditation classes, send an email to information@glastonburyabbey.org and you will be added to the email list (your email will only be used for meditation updates).

Spiritual Direction Available at Glastonbury Abbey

Spiritual Direction is a centuries old ministry that has seen a resurgence in recent years as people from all faith traditions struggle to find the presence of the Divine amid the busyness and chaos of their lives. The role of the spiritual director is to direct one’s heart and mind to God. The director listens with the ear of her/his heart and, through gentle questioning or suggesting, helps you find where or how God is working in your life.

The Spiritual Direction team at Glastonbury Abbey consists of both lay women and monks. Click here for the biographies of the lay women spiritual directors. To learn more about the spiritual direction ministry offered by the Abbey, or to arrange a meeting with a director, contact: Mayre Hammond at spiritualdirection@glastonburyabbey.org

Sisters of St Joseph's Retreats

Summer 2023

The Sisters of St. Joseph return to Glastonbury Abbey for another summer season of Directed and Guided retreats. Click here for more information or contact the St. Joseph's Spiritual Ministeries office at 781-227-4730 or email Spiritual.ministries@csjboston.org.