Monastery buildings

St. Mary's Monastery
271 North Main St.
P.O. Box 345
Petersham, MA 01366

(978) 724-3350

Please be aware that we are not always available to answer calls. You may leave a message on our answering machine and we will get back to you as soon as we can. The best time to call is between 10:45 am - 12:45 pm and between 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST, Monday through Saturday.

Guesthouse Information or Reservations

Brother Isidore is our Guest Master and is the contact for men. Women please contact the Guest Mistress for St. Scholastica Priory at 978-724-3213 or

Oblate Information

Brother Jerome Leo is our Oblate Master. He is usually not available by phone, but you can leave a message and he will return your call, or send him an email at

Vocation Information

Brother Bernard is our Vocation Director. Call or email at St. Mary's Monastery and St. Scholastica Priory sign

Directions to the Monastery

From Route 2 in Massachusetts, coming either east or west, take exit 75, which is marked “Athol Petersham”. At the foot of the exit, turn right. This is North Main St. (Route 32). The entrance to the monastery grounds is about 3 1/2 miles further on your right. Our sign (pictured on left) and front gate are between two signs - a 45 mph speed limit sign and a “Do Not Pass” sign.

The guesthouse is the first left on our driveway. To get to the entrance of St. Mary's Monastery, go past the guesthouse to the bottom of the drive and take a right onto a dirt road. The entrance is on your left. To get to the church and St. Scholastica Priory, don't turn but go straight. Hope to see you soon!