Retreats & Exhibits

The Community of Jesus, in partnership with the Mount Tabor Ecumenical Centre for Art & Spirituality and Arts Empowering Life Foundation, offers retreats, seminars, and art exhibits throughout the year. These events offer opportunities for reflection, study, and spiritual enrichment in the context of a monastic setting.

October 27 – 29, 2017
Art in Celebration: The Word in Color, Action, Music and Form
On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Mount Tabor Ecumenical Centre for Art and Spirituality presents an international symposium with sessions on art, theology, and ecumenism. The Symposium began in May in Paris, Strasbourg, and Florence, and continues this fall in New Haven (CT) and Orleans (MA).

The final weekend of the Symposium in October 2017, in Orleans MA, will be the culmination of this exploration of sacred arts and ecumenism — “ART IN CELEBRATION: The Word in Color, Action, Music, and Form” focusing on the creativity behind and expression in both the visual and performing arts. The Community of Jesus will host demonstrations of mosaic, fresco, and Gregorian chant; lectures and panel discussions; exhibits of contemporary sacred art by artists Susan S. Kanaga and Filippo Rossi; liturgies of the Divine Office and Holy Eucharist; and a fully-staged presentation of Vaughan Williams’ opera, The Pilgrim’s Progress, performed by the critically-acclaimed ensembles, Gloriae Dei Cantores choir and Elements Theatre Company, in the Church Of The Transfigurationn on Cape Cod. (
Please visit to find the complete schedule for the Orleans events.


Nov 15-18, 2017
Gregorian Chant Retreat

Join us for a Gregorian Chant retreat illuminating the chants of Advent. Explore some of the richest repertoire and discover the ever-relevant form of conversation through sung prayer. Visit for more information.