St. Scholastica Priory is a community of Catholic Benedictine contemplative nuns located in central Massachusetts. Surrounded by thousands of acres of forested conservation land, the monastery enjoys a peace and natural beauty conducive to a prayerful atmosphere. Our lives are dedicated to seeking union with God through the monastic life of charity lived in community. The Gospel and the Rule of St. Benedict are our guide, and the praise of God is central to our day: the Mass and the Divine Office are sung using Gregorian Chant, and are celebrated with our twin community of monks, St. Mary’s Monastery.

Hospitality is a hallmark of Benedictine monasticism, and men and women of all faiths are welcome to stay at our guesthouse, to share in our liturgy and to spend time in prayer and personal reflection.

Our Sisters

Sr. Maria Manzano

On Sunday, October 2, Sr. Maria was honored with Worcester Diocese's Award for Retired Religious at St. Paul's Cathedral.

Monastic Experience

We had a wonderful group of young women participating in our Monastic Experience Weekend! Please keep them in your prayers as they continue on their journey of discernment.

Priory Events

Christmas Eve & Day Schedule

4:30 PM Vespers
10:15 PM Vigils
12:00 AM Midnight Mass
8:00 AM Lauds
8:45 AM Dawn Mass
12:00 PM Day Mass and Sext
4:00 PM Vespers and Benediction
Compline in private