Upcoming Offerings

“Peace meets you at the garden gate…
At Bethany every leaf and tree,
every stone and flower seems infused with the prayers of the faithful.”
— Desmond Tutu

Come and find a place of prayer and hospitality, beauty, worship and the companionship and witness of others.
We now have a Labyrinth on the grounds between the Chapel and Bethany House of Prayer.
Come, walk, pray. All are welcome.

Registration is Now Open for our 2017-2018 Bethany Poets Groups
In Denise Levertov’s beautiful poem, O Taste and See, the poet invites us to “savor, chew, swallow, transform” what we taste on “imagination’s tongue,” a wonderful metaphor for the poem-making process itself! As poets, we take in the world’s everyday mysteries—find correspondences, dream, make new.  Whether you’ve never written a poem or you have a well-established practice of writing, you will find in this monthly circle of ‘practicing poets’ enough quiet, support, and camaraderie to explore poem-making as an act of reverence for the world.  Pre-Registration required.  Two poetry circles, beginning in October (see dates below).  Minimum enrollment (7); maximum enrollment (9). $240.00 for both sessions*

Groups meet on Second Fridays, except where noted (three exceptions through the year)

First Session: 10/13, 11/10, 12/1* (out of sequence), 1-5* (out of sequence); Second Session (continuation): 3/9, 4/13, 5/11, 6/1* (out of sequence)

Morning Group meets 10:30am to 12:30pm

Afternoon Group meets 1:30 to 3:30pm

To register, please print and mail Bethany Poets Registration 2017-2018 or contact the office via email or (781) 648-2433

Please check back in late summer for additional autumn offerings.

On-Going Programs (September-May):
Contemplative Prayer Gathering
A weekly circle of encouragement for the practice of contemplative prayer, Thursdays 10:00-11:30 am in the Chapel.
Meets mid September-mid June.  First gathering this fall will be September 14.

Led by Bethany House of Prayer Colleagues and Associates.  Newcomers welcome each week.  Enter into the beauty of the Chapel, present to the offerings of the day, the cares of your heart and our world, open to the gifts of community, silence and the holy.

Contemplative Evening Eucharist: Chapel of St. Anne
The 3rd Wednesday evening of the month September-May. Next service is September 20 at 7:00 pm.
Enter into the quiet beauty of the candle lit Chapel — sing, pray, listen, and honor silence with others who are making their way along paths both familiar and mysterious, ordinary and sacred.

Available Year-Round:
Individual Quiet Days and Retreats for your Parish or Group
Bethany House of Prayer offers an exceptional space for retreats for individuals and groups.  Please contact us if you wish to arrange a day of retreat which can be self – directed,  meeting with a spiritual director or facilitated by Bethany House of Prayer. We can now accommodate groups overnight on retreat.  For group retreats, please register online or call or email to inquire or reserve retreat opportunities. Please contact Bethany House directly if you would like to reserve space for an individual retreat or quiet day.

“Catch the Vision” Celebrating a Century of the Order of Saint Anne
This handsome book of 112 pages and 123 full-color illustrations, offers us glimpses of OSA, past and present, together with reflections written by some of the Order’s many friends. The book can be ordered from the Sisters by email.

Join us as we bring our lives and souls into the transforming reality of God’s spirit in the world.