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Apostolate of Hospitality

Saint Benedict remarks in his Rule for Monks that “Guests are never lacking in a monastery.” Hospitality has been a long-standing tradition here at Saint Benedict’s—even back to it days in Cambridge, Massachusetts when they hosted spaghetti dinners for hungry college students.

We do not give “directed” retreats, but rather we invite our guests to participate in our own monastic schedule to whatever extent they desire. Seven times each weekday, and four times each Sunday, then monks gather in chapel for common prayer (view our Prayer schedule). All Masses and Prayer are open to guests. The Guest House is available all year to individuals, families and groups.

Fr. Augustine is the guest master. A native of Tomah, Wisconsin, he combines traditional Benedictine hospitality with old-fashioned Midwestern kindness. His email is His direct phone line is 978-877-6939.