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Monastic Internship Program

The objective of the internship is full immersion in twenty-first century Benedictine monasticism as it is lived here at Holy Cross Monastery. Interns experience this by living alongside the monastic community, participating fully in our daily rhythm of prayer, work, and study, and helping with some of our ministries. The program is available to men, ages 22 to 40 who are curious about twenty-first century Benedictine monasticism and/or are discerning who God is calling them to be.

Application for the Monastic Internship is by invitation after several meetings with the Internship Director, the Superior, and the Monastery’s Council.

For more information, please contact:

Br. Josép Martínez-Cubero,
Director of Monastic Internships
[email protected]
Phone: 845-384-6660 ext. 3019

Sessions

The internship program runs for nine months. The beginning month is flexible, although the program most often runs from mid September to mid June.

Objective

  • Full immersion in twenty-first century Benedictine monasticism by living alongside the community at Holy Cross Monastery for a period of nine months.
  • To participate fully in our daily rhythm of prayer, work, and study.

Eligibility

Single people, ages 22-35, who are curious about twenty-first century Benedictine monasticism and/or are discerning who God is calling them to be.

Logistics

  • Up to two Interns per session.
  • Full room and board, health insurance (if needed), and a monthly allowance of $100.
  • Monastic daily worship (four offices and Eucharist).
  • Weekly formation classes in areas such as monastic history, contemplation and prayer, singing and Gregorian chant, and liturgy.
  • Weekly periods of bible study, theological reflection, and spiritual formation.
  • Weekly periods of work encompassing a variety of tasks in areas such as sacristy, guesthouse ministry, gardens and grounds, the guesthouse and monastic libraries, the book and gift shop, manual labor, and administrative assistance.

Daily Schedule

To Apply

Please download and complete the application (see below). You can send your application to

Br. Josép Martínez-Cubero
Director of Monastic Internships
[email protected]
Phone: 845-384-6660 ext. 3019

 

Download Application