Following the Benedictine tradition of ‘welcoming all as Christ’, we invite you to take time away from the busyness of everyday life and consider a retreat at the Community of Jesus, on the shores of Cape Cod Bay. We are privileged to share with our fellow pilgrims the beauty of Bethany and Paraclete Retreat Houses, and the Church of the Transfiguration, as hallowed spaces in which to find direction and renewal. In the setting of this monastic community, surrounded by simple beauty, and lovingly prepared meals, many have experienced God’s healing presence, peace, and strengthening Word.

A Series of Weekend Retreats
Finding Your Footing In An Upside-Down World

During these retreats, we will look at these immovable, Biblical landmarks that help us not only keep our balance, but actually take our steps with confidence, as we walk with God in these times.

Saturday, June 7-9

Joy in Times of Disillusion

The joy of the Lord is your strength. – Nehemiah 8:10

Saturday, July 5–7

Light in times of Shadow

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness does not overtake it. – John 1:5

Saturday, July 19–21

Truth in times of Confusion

Stand, therefore, and belt your waist with truth. – Ephesians 6:14

Saturday, August 16–18

Peace in times of Anxiety

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. – John 14:27

Saturday, September 13–15

Beauty in times of Ashes

One thing I have desired . . . to behold the beauty of the Lord. – Psalm 27:4

Saturday, September 28

Hope in times of Pessimism

And hope does not disappoint us. – Romans 5:5

Gregorian Chant Retreats

The eloquent expression of Gregorian chant is a musical icon of the Word of God. It conveys holiness and lifts the heart, mind, and soul in prayer. This year we are offering two Gregorian Chant Retreats, and all are very welcome – beginners as well as those already proficient in Gregorian Chant.

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The summer one was June 3-6 – The Chants of the Martyrs.

The fall one is September 8-11, 2024 – The Chants of Mary
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If you have any questions about the chant retreat or accommodations, etc.
Please Email: [email protected] or Call: 508-255-1094 X3501

Personal Retreats

We welcome you to join us for two or three days of personal retreat. You can choose to have a quiet, private time, or a directed retreat using materials provided at the Guest House. There are daily liturgies in the church in which you are invited to participate if you would like. Meals are prepared and served by the Sisters in the Guest House. If desired, spiritual direction is available.

Group Retreats

Paraclete Retreat House is a wonderful setting for a group retreat, with accommodation for overnights and meals, and spaces for teaching and conversation. Spiritual direction can be made available for individuals, and retreats can be designed according to particular goals and needs. All retreatants are invited to participate in the daily liturgies in the church. We look forward to welcoming you, and we pray that this opportunity to “come away” will bless and refresh you.


Personal Retreat: One overnight and three meals
Suggested donation ranges from $215 per person to $265 per couple

Group Retreat rates, please call the Guest Mistress.
All prices are suggested donations; scholarship possibilities are available.

Family House Retreat: Suggested Donation is $4,000 per week. Meals available at additional cost.
Please contact the Scribes Office at 508-255-1094 or email for more information.

The Community of Jesus is a member of the Association of Benedictine Retreat Centers, an organization of approximately 40 member centers working together to foster the Benedictine charism in retreat ministry. You can learn more about these centers who wish to “welcome all as Christ” by visiting this website.