Today, Most Blessed Sacrament Friary is home to the Friar novices (with an average of 12 novices each year) and a number of professed friars. It has become a beacon of hope to the people of Newark. They have also opened part of the friary as a retreat center for priests and seminarians.
The Friends of the Newark Monastery, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed by a group of lay Catholics who, at the request of Fr. Benedict Groeschel, arranged to finance and purchase Most Blessed Sacrament Friary (formerly the Monastery of St. Dominic) so that the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal could bring their mission of service to the poor, evangelization and renewal to the Newark area.
We need your help. Please join the Friends of the Newark Monastery in continuing to provide the Friars with this most beautiful and holy Friary. Refer to this website for information on upcoming events. To make a donation, please send your check to:
Friends of the Newark Monastery, Inc. P.O. Box 397 Summit, NJ 07902-0397