Ever Ancient, Ever New

The Benedictine Monks of Saint Benedict Abbey, Still River, Massachusetts

Fr. Xavier Connelly, Requiescat in Pace

We rejoice in the life of our dear brother, remember his goodness and faithfulness, and mourn his loss to our community.

Obituary of Fr. Xavier Connelly

Mass Schedule

Public Masses are currently being held in the auditorium to accommodate social distancing.

We celebrate our conventual, Ordinary Form Mass in Latin, ad orientem, each day.

Regular Mass Times: 11 AM on Sunday and 8 AM Monday-Saturday

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Saving Souls Through Monastic Life

Our vision is to unite all men to Christ in His Church, to bring about the triumph of Mary’s Immaculate Heart, and to excel and flourish as a Benedictine community by striving for holiness.

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Timeless Spirituality

We celebrate Holy Mass and the Divine Office in Latin according to the Novus Ordo. We express our reverence for the Eucharist with Gregorian chant.

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Our Work as Prayer

Faithful to the Rule of Saint Benedict, our monks work by the labor of their hands. We practice hospitality through our retreat house where guests are welcomed as Christ, and are invited to enjoy God’s friendship through prayer, fellowship and contemplation of His creation.

Our Daily Work

Christ in the Heart of New England

The Abbey’s pastoral location in Still River, Massachusetts, overlooking the Nashua River, lifts up the soul and makes it easy to say with the psalmist, “The heavens proclaim the glory of God, and the firmament declares His praise.”

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Come Discern at the Abbey

“Your vocation is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” We welcome you to come learn about our way of life, meet the monks, and pray with us.

Contact the Vocation Director