Monastic Residence Program


Purpose of the Monastic Residence Program

The Monastic Residence Program offers an opportunity for Catholic women to experience the prayer, work and leisure of a monastic community. The experience also gives the monastic community an opportunity to be enriched by the presence, gifts, and talents which participants bring to our common search for God.


The Monastic Residence Program is for Catholic women 18+ years of age who wish to serve for one month to a year, with the possibility of renewal for up to one year. Criteria for acceptance include:


In return for their services, participants receive the following benefits:

  • experience of monastic life, including daily Eucharist and Liturgy of the Hours
  • room and board
  • orientation
  • ongoing mentoring
  • participation in programs of the Spirituality Center; spiritual direction, if desired
  • a small stipend is available

For more information contact:
Sr. Mariette Therese Bernier, OSB
908-352-4278 x274