Community of St. John Baptist
Chapel Schedule
7:00 AM Lauds
7:30 AM Eucharist
9:30 AM Terce
11:55 AM Noonday
4:45 PM Vespers
8:00 PM Compline (in Convent Library, please ask for directions)
Sisters' Sabbath Day - no services
Community Day - please inquire about the schedule
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
7:30 AM Lauds (7:00 on Major Feast Days with Choral Eucharist)
8:00 AM Eucharist (7:30 on Major Feast Days with Choral Eucharist)
9:30 AM Terce
11:55 AM Noonday
4:45 PM Vespers
8:30 PM Compline (Saturday 8:00 PM)
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Celtic Journeys
Living Stones
Living Stones:
A History of CSJB
in the USA
The early years 1874-1939


Welcome to the
Community of St. John Baptist

We desire to bear witness to the light of Christ,
Cherishing him in our hearts,
and revealing him to others.

Monastery in Mendham

• Coming Events - Summer-Fall 2016


9:00 am - 3 pm - Leader: The Rev. Bernard Poppe


Convent Tours - Craft Fair - Concert by Adelphi Chamber Orchestra

• OCT 14-16 - A Weekend with Fr Michael Rodgers

Come, experience new expressions in the search for the meaning of life.

• NOV 5 - THE PATH OF LOVE: A Workshop with Rabbi Shefa Gold

2-5 pm at the Retreat House

• The Alongsider Program

An Experience of Living and Praying with the Sisters of CSJB

• Yoga at the Convent

Join us Mondays from 4:45 to 6:00 p.m. for gentle Yoga

• Help Sustain CSJB Life and Ministry Using "Goodshop"

A percentage of your purchases go toward our programs.

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•  June 25 - Commemoration Day Sermon

by the Rev. Valerie Bonham, CSJB Historian

•  Community Notes - Spring 2016

•  Sermon - Lent 1 (February 14, 2016)

by Sister Eleanor Francis

•  Community Notes - Winter 2015-2016

Blessing of the Animals on St. Francis Sunday, Sr. Eleanor Francis Leads a Prayer at the UN, and more...

•  Sermon - October 18, 2015

by the Rev. Deacon Catherine Brunson, Oblate CSJB

•  Community Notes - Fall 2015

Memorial Pavers Installed, Sr. Monica Clare Makes First Vows, News of the Sisters and much, much more!

•  Community of St. John Baptist In the News

From the Daily Record

•  News Coverage of the 100th Year Anniversary Celebration

News article by Sister Barbara Jean Packer in the "The VOICE" Online Edition

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By centering our lives in prayer and worship, we seek to:
    • Build community among ourselves
    • Live by the Vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience
    • Prepare a place where hearts may be open to receive God's love
    • Use our gifts individually and corporately to minister to the needs of God's world
"He must increase, I must decrease"
(John 3:30)
April 27, 2015
Facebook Photos
Photo Gallery of
the 100th Anniversary
of the Cornerstone Laying

St. Marguerite's Retreat House
Good Shepherd Home
PO Box 240 • 82 West Main Street • Mendham, New Jersey 07945 • 973 543-4641 •