We have a newly renovated guesthouse with 14 rooms and 19 beds and a separate cabin which sleeps 6. We can accommodate larger groups but that has to be coordinated with the Guestmaster.

Our suggested nightly donation (for the basic room) is $65 per person.  The suggested donation increases for larger rooms and cabins.

Reservations are necessary for staying at the monastery. Please call 707-485-8959
Season of Ordinary Time

(ed. Sept. 2016)

Mon - Fri (except Poustinia Day)                                 Poustinia Day (usually Wednesday)

Great Silence (all night)                                               6:30AM: Divine Liturgy
5:30AM: Church, then Breakfast:                              Poustinia is dedicated to silence, prayer and
      -Matins;                                                                   solitude: spending the day alone with God.
      -Divine Liturgy                                                        On poustinia, Divine Liturgy is the only service
      -Meditation (15 min in Church)                               in Church. (The brothers celebrate the other 
      -Breakfast (silent meal with reading                       offices privately in their cells).  
      -Work Assignments (given by superior)                 The day is spent in silent prayer, resting in God,
      -Guests put dishes on table just outside                reading the sacred scriptures, perhaps taking a
        the kitchen (the brothers will clean them              or doing a few brief chores, if needed.  Please
        and continue your retreat all morning.                  avoid all talking except for genuine emer-
                                                                                     gencies.  We avoid disturbing or distracting
12:00 Noon: Church then Lunch                               one another from our prayer.
       -Noon Office                                                           Poustinia is usually a fasting day, although
       -Lunch (right after Noon Office at about                one may have some bread or fruit as needed,
    12:30PM.  It's the main meal of the day -                 which are made available in the refectory.
    a silent meal to hear the reading).                            However, from Easter through Pentecost's
       -Guest's are asked to put dishes on the                leave-taking, and during the "compact week's"
        table next to the kitchen (the brothers                  of Christmas and Theophany, meals are served
        will clean them) and continue your                       at the customary times, and we partake of them
        retreat all afternoon until Supper).                        in silence and prayer, as if we're alone.
                                                                                     Poustinia is a day for being alone with God,
  4:30PM: Vespers (a light meal, and talking               even more deeply than usual.  It's a time to relax
        is allowed during the meal and until                     and get closer to our loving God.
  5:30PM: Dinner followed by Compline (followed  Saturday
        by 15 minutes of silent prayer/meditation)           6:00AM: Matins and Divine Liturgy
                                                                                     The rest of the day is the same as an ordinary weekday.
  Great Silence Begins.                                           
  A NOTE about SILENCE:                                         4:00AM Vigil 
(brethren privately in the cells)
          We dwell mostly in silence.                                6:45AM Matins in Church
          The Great Silence is at night, from                           15 minutes of silent prayer/meditation
   Vespers until Matins. Please do not talk at                    A talking day: one may speak freely until the
all except for genuine emergencies.                     evening services.  (No breakfast: we're fasting before
This is the time for deeper listening and                   Divine Liturgy).
prayer, as best you can.  Please do not                
   disturb others, nor yourself.                                      10AM Divine Liturgy, silent prayer, then the
           The Gentle Silence is most of the day              the Potluck Dinner.
except during Supper until Vespers.  Please          
   pray as much as you are able and do not                 4:30PM Vespers
talk unless you need to say something                  
   briefly about some work at hand, and then                5:30PM Dinner & followed by Compline (and 15 minutes of silent prayer)
   do so only softly.  On Poustinia Day, it is
   Great Silence day and night.                                    Great Silence all night.