September 8-11, 2024

Join us in exploring some of the most beautiful pieces in the Gregorian chant repertory, written in honor of Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Participants will join the Community of Jesus in the celebration of the Feast of the Nativity of Mary on September 9th. Come and learn (or re-learn) gems such as Salve Regina and Ave maris stella.

Click here to hear the beauty of the Gregorian chant in The Chants of Mary

Click here to hear the beauty of the Gregorian chant in Salve Regina

Highlights include:

  • Chant instruction for all experience levels
  • All are Welcome. Explore beautiful pieces from the Gregorian chant repertory that honor Mary, the Mother of God such as the Compline antiphon Salve Regina and the Vespers hymn Ave Maris Stella
  • Immerse yourself in chant and its history and celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of Mary on Monday, September 9th with the Community of Jesus.
  • Lovely meals and accommodations overlooking the Cape Cod Bay
  • Join us as we explore the riches of this glorious tradition.

Retreat Date: September 8-11, 2024
Price: $550

Retreat fee includes lodging and all meals beginning with dinner on Sunday, September 8 and ending after breakfast on Wednesday, September 11

$100 deposit due by August 11th
* Due to the number of applications, your deposit will secure your spot on the retreat.
Payment due in full before or at the time of registration.

For more information, please call 508-255-1094.

*Checks can be made out to “The Community of Jesus” and mailed to PO Box 1094, Orleans, MA 02653. If you would prefer to pay by credit card, please call 508-255-1094 x3501.



Can’t join us this fall? Click here to learn about our Summer Chant Retreat: Chants of the Martyrs.

Retreat Feedback

“An inspiring blend of singing, scholarship, and spirit.”—Jo

“I came as less than a novice, with a love of listening to chants. I left as almost a novice, with a love of singing chants!”—Carol

“Such hospitality –thank you! The Community is so inclusive, regardless of background or ability.”—Henry

“I came for music, but found so much more! Not only the unexpected height and depth and richness of chant but love, joy, and friendship. Thank you.”—DonnaJo
“I participate in many retreats, but this is hands down the best for many reasons. The honest hospitality, great amount of information, and balanced schedule is wonderful! I love hearing from all the teachers, their different voices enhance our experience, for sure. This is a very special community, and I am delighted to have found you all!”—Lydia
“In this high-tech, fast-paced world that cuts us off from everything spiritual, the chant retreat is a wonderful way to nourish your soul and connect with the divine, through music, community, and even the meals, which are so beautifully and lovingly served!” —Kathy
“We are so grateful for the warm welcome from the Community, the passionate and expert chant instruction, and the exceptional hospitality.”—Maria & John