Visit the Abbey of the Arts online retreat platform to access your programs:

Sustainers Circle 2024-2025

Registration open through September 6, 2024

Program runs August 2024 – June 2025

Program Description

At Abbey of the Arts we celebrate financial accessibility and strive to make all of our programs available to those who long to participate. We offer many programs at no cost such as our daily and weekly email newsletters, the Lift Every Voice book club (including the Facebook group and bi-monthly podcast/video conversations), the Holy Disorder of Dancing Monks Facebook group, and our five 7-day Prayer Cycles of morning and evening prayer including audio and video podcasts (with a sixth week to come*).

We offer a sliding scale for all our online programs and extensive additional scholarship assistance to those who are in financial need.

We also celebrate compensating our many artist, musician, and ministry collaborators financially in ways that help support them in being able to thrive while creating meaningful resources for us and this community.

If you have the means to help us sustain these offerings, we invite you to consider joining our Sustainers Circle for the 2024-2025 academic year (August 2024-June 2025)! We will close registration in early September.

Each year we gather a core circle of financial supporters to help keep our offerings and our community open and accessible to all who desire a contemplative and creative life.

*In 2024-2025 we will be creating video podcasts for the Love of Thousands Prayer Cycle (October and November release) and audio podcasts for our newest 7-day prayer cycle on Cultivating Seeds of Liberation (May and June 2025 release).

What's Included

Abba Anthony

Sustainer Circle Dancing Monk Level

$300 one-time payment or $30 per month for 10 months includes:

  • Contemplative prayer services (October-May)
  • Centering prayer (September-May)
  • Dancing monk feast day reflections (several times per month)
  • Monthly scripture reflections from John writing as Hildy, our Monk-ey mascot
  • Private online retreat platform with a forum facilitated by Melinda Thomas to share with others.

Sustainer Circle Mystic Level

$600 one-time payment or $60 per month for 10 months includes:

All of the above in the Dancing Monk Level


Thea Bowman
St Sourney

Sustainer Circle Saint Level

$12oo one-time payment or $120 per month for 10  months includes:

All of the above in the Dancing Monk and Mystic levels


Sustainer Circle Archangel Level

$18oo one-time payment or $180 per month for 10  months includes:

All of the above in the Dancing Monk, Mystic, and Saint levels




Your registration constitutes an agreement with our online program Terms and Conditions below.

Please read our Financial Access Policy. 

Please be careful to enter your correct email address when you register. 
Price displayed in USD.

Sustainer Dancing Monk

per year

10 monthly payments of $30

Sustainer Mystic

per year

10 monthly payments of $60

Sustainer Saint

per year

10 monthly payments of $120

Sustainer Archangel

per year

10 monthly payments of $180

Terms and Conditions

Please consider your purchase carefully and review the many free materials we have on our website to make sure the program will be a good fit or get in touch with any questions.

We ask that you honor our work by not sharing the program materials with others who are not enrolled.

Please contact us for permission to quote in settings beyond the program

If you choose a payment plan and stop payment before fulfilling the commitment without contacting us to make other arrangements, your access to the program will be removed.