About Us

Monastic Internship Program

We are now taking applications for our next round of monastic internships. The objective of the internship is full immersion in twenty-first century Benedictine monasticism. Interns experience this by living alongside the community here at Holy Cross Monastery and participating fully in our daily rhythm of prayer, work, and study. The program is available to men and women ages 22 to 35. For more information, please contact:

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

Sessions

Late October to mid September

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 men and women, 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.
  • Two weeks of vacation at any point except during Christmas, Holy Week, or Easter Triduum.
  • 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.
  • Additional training, as desired, in calligraphy, incense making, knitting, sewing, poetry, and singing.

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

Come Worship With Us!

Daily Worship Schedule:

Matins 7:00 a.m.

Holy Eucharist 9:00 a.m.

Diurnum 12:00 p.m.

Vespers 5:00 p.m.

Compline 8:00 p.m.

The Monastery is closed to the public on Mondays.