Arts Residency at Mt. Saviour Monastery

The Visitation Arts Residency brings a small, intimate group of artists and writers together to live and work for a week at a contemplative Benedictine monastery. We believe deeper creativity, vision, and other riches are to be found in sharing gifts and resources within communal rhythms of work, prayer, nature, and silence.

Our summer 2020 residency dates are*:

Session 1: July 13-19
Session 2: August 3-9

We are open for applications until June 1st!

*barring no continued COVID-19 safety & health concerns
please see application page for more details

You can be immersed in the life of the community around you, and also be immersed in your own life, your own inner life, which can also be as thronged and active as the life of any community you might be living in.

Immersed is a good word; it sounds to me like sinking to the bottom of the medium you're living in. But sinking in a way that allows you to breathe, and to see, and eventually to sum up or recapture what you've seen... I think you can only confidently drop to the bottom of a medium you're living in if you love it.


—Robert Lax, Poet

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We owe our thanks to the wonderful Benedictine monks of Mt. Saviour Monastery in Elmira, NY for their gift of hospitality.

And especially Br. Bruno!

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