Here is another memorable retreat that not many people have experienced – spending a week at the Trappist Monastery, Our Lady of Calvary in Rogersville, New Brunswick, Canada. The Retreat House can accommodate up to 25 people. The rates are very affordable at $45/night meals included or $70 for a double room.
Guests are welcome to come on retreat. You do not have to be Catholics or even Christians, but we expect you to be looking for God.We are only a small community of nine monks of whom only three are priests, so we cannot give directed or preached retreats. The sacrament of reconciliation is always possible. Guests create their own retreat by joining the prayer of the community, by praying and reflecting quietly, by reading and they can also walk in the fields and woods or sit in the guesthouse garden when the weather permits. The farm and certain other areas are reserved to the monks. The normally expected stay is not more than a week.
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This monastery has been in existence since 1902 when 6 monks came to Canada to escape the religious persecution in France. While the monastery is officially bi-lingual, most of the prayers and communication among themselves is in French. How to get to Rogersville – I will let the monks answer that question:
For a Retreat:Bookings can be made by telephone on 1-506-775-2331. Or by e-mail on Bedestock@aol.com
Please be prepared to give your full name and postal address, telephone number, and reference to your habitual church or minister.
Travel to the monastery:Our Lady of Calvary Abbey is on the Route 126 which runs north from Moncton to Miramichi, about 60 miles from Moncton and 20 from Miramichi. The monastery entrance is two miles north of Rogersville and on the southern boundary of Collette. At Rogersville there is a Via Rail Station on the line between Halifax and Montreal. There is a train in each direction three days a week. The local airport is Moncton International Airport an hour’s drive away.
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