SSJD COVID-19 PROTOCOL NOTICE:
We require that all guests be double vaccinated and wear a mask while at the Convent.
Inspired by the Quiet Garden Trust in England, these are days to relax, renew, and rest in the beauty of God’s outdoors, as well as to enjoy the Sisters’ chapel and library. In case of rain, there is plenty of space indoors to wander, sit, dream, and pray.
We begin with a brief time of prayer; then a Sister will offer suggestions on how to use the day. The rest of the morning is yours. The Eucharist is celebrated at noon, followed by dinner, and the afternoon is again free, with a brief gathering at 3:30 pm when you will have the option of sharing the fruits of the day followed by a closing time of prayer.
Start and End Times: Begins 9:30 am with a gathering for coffee; ends 4:00 pm.
Fee: Bring a bag lunch: $ 25.00. A hot meal at the Convent: $ 40.00
Registration Deadline: June 11, 2022 / July 2 / July 30 / September 3, 2022.
All retreats and quiet days at St. John’s Convent take place in the milieu of a contemporary monastic community which has a daily rhythm of prayer. All guests are invited to take part in the daily Eucharist, and those staying overnight may like to join us in the Divine Office (Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, and Compline).