A four-week experience in a Catholic Benedictine monastery that draws participants – through prayer, community life, work and study – into a world of relationships and networks that reveal God.
An experience for men ages 20-35
Situated on 1,000 acres of land atop a ridge overlooking the Chemung
valley, the monastery is located between
The monks of
The summer program is organized and directed by oblates and friends of the monastery. They volunteer their services to share with others an experience on monastic life and spirituality that they feel has greatly benefited their own lives.
Dr. Anthony J. Cernera, President of Sacred Heart University,
Several friends of the monastery teach classes on selected subjects.
The Mount Saviour Summer Experience I offered as a service to people who wish as opportunity to live as a Christian community with an intensity not commonly available in today’s world. Participants are able to search the depths of their souls as well as to experience the riches of the Christian tradition.
The monks of
The summer program consists of spending a five-week period inside the
monastery sharing the communal and prayer life of the monks. Because
The mornings are divided between communal and private prayer with several hours devoted to study. Brief courses are taught by monks and oblates (lay affiliates) of the monastery on such topics as prayer, Scripture, history and theology.
The afternoons are spent joining the brothers in the work of the monastery. Members of the group also spend time with each other and the directors to process the experience and place it in perspective.