Become a Companion

The Companions of New Skete is a fellowship of lay people who seek to be formally connected with the New Skete Communities in order to deepen their spiritual lives.

Through their connection with New Skete they look to incorporate monastic values that help them live out the call of the Gospel in a lay setting at the same time as helping to support New Skete in its mission.

This enrichment program serves those who seek to integrate prayer and spirituality in their daily activities, and enhances the individuals' vocations as members vis-à-vis their commitment to their own Christian life.  

Monasteries have always been places where men and women could let their deepest desires be nourished by a shared vision of mutual love and support.

All fields with * must be completed in order to submit the form.

Upon submitting you application, the Director of the Companions will review your paperwork and contact you with any questions.

If there are no questions, the director will email you instructions on accessing the Companions of New Skete website.

Helping members to be more faithful to their spiritual life.

When completing the below application, keep in mind that we are interested in getting to know you.  Tell us about your life, including your faith experience.  Reflect and share on the events and experiences that have brought you to this stage of your development.  Open to laypeople and clergy.


How does membership in the Companions of New Skete help my spiritual life?

We all realize that today’s society moves at a breathtaking pace and that it is all too easy to be swept up in competing demands that leave us spiritually adrift. To live a balanced spiritual life that is rooted in a serious practice of prayer, seekers need wise structure that brings discipline and focus to their deepest desires. 

For many years we have been aware that a wide group of friends resonate deeply with the spiritual message of the community and would wish to be connected with New Skete in a more formal way, while still maintaining their life in the world. By being members of The Companions of New Skete, these people are able to benefit from the wisdom present in our monastic communities. 

They follow a realistic rule of life, wear a distinctive cross, have access to web resources dedicated specifically to the Companions, and help support the spiritual mission of New Skete. 

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