The Abbey welcomes everyone, whether you are a believer or not. People who want to take a break, take time to find inner peace and reflect on their life or who are searching for silence can stay at the Abbey guesthouse.
After a hectic and stressful work week, I wonder if I’ll ever be able to find some calm and serenity. As I am escorted to my room by the Guest Master, I am immediately overcome by a sense of peace and well-being. I unpack my suitcase and head down to Vespers, and very soon find great comfort in the gentle rhythm of the monastic day. A sense of other-worldliness takes over, as if God is giving me a foretaste of Heaven. In silence and with no outside distractions, I am free to commune with God; whether attending the Offices, all of which I never miss when I visit, eating in silence, or sitting for long hours in front of the Blessed Sacrament. When my faith flounders because of the pressures and contradictions of daily life, I leave the abbey with renewed trust in God, having been touched by His presence all through the weekend.
My stay in St-Scholastica Villa with the warm hospitality is a real blessing and a wonderful experience. The surrounding landscape is a beauty and attending the prayer and praying with the monks lifts me to heaven here on earth. The food is greatly delicious. Merci beaucoup !.
For more information about hospitality for men, please call 1 819 843-4080.
For more information about hospitality for women, please call 1 819 843-2340.
“I was a stranger and you welcomed me in.”
Throughout the year, we offer young men under 40 the opportunity to deepen their Christian life or to discern their vocation by staying at the Abbey guesthouse for an internship of a few weeks.
During these internships, men can share our communal prayer and our work, in silence. Spiritual support is offered and participation in manual work covers the price of the stay.
For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other items of interest
The Abbey church is open all day and everyone is welcome at Mass and the Divine Office.
As Benedictine Monks, we find in the Rule of Saint Benedict a proven path to follow in Christ’s footsteps. Under the Abbot’s leadership, we seek God through prayer, work and fraternal life.
Our Benedictine community was founded by monks from France who bought, in 1912, an agricultural property located on the west shore of Lake Memprhemagog.