Paraclete Press is a publisher of essential Christian wisdom. It is our mission to publish books, music and videos which remind us, “Never lose hope in the mercy of God.” (The Rule of St. Benedict)
Although Benedictine spirituality is at the heart of all we do, we are an ecumenical publisher and as such we present works that unite us and enrich our understanding as Christians, whether Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox or Evangelical.
Paraclete Press was incorporated in 1983 and is the publishing house of the Community of Jesus, an ecumenical monastic community rooted in the Benedictine tradition. Located on Cape Cod, Massuchusetts, the Community of Jesus is made up of over 300 members including vowed religious brothers and sisters, families and singles.
Many of the employees of Paraclete Press are members of the Community of Jesus. If you visited Paraclete (which we’d love to have you do!) you would meet dancers, singers,actors, artists, pastors, monks, nuns, and teachers – our backgrounds are varied, but our vision is common. We work here because we believe that the products we publish can bring people closer to God and that they offer the gift of hope which changes lives.
Paraclete publishes about 40 books a year and distributes the recordings of Gloriæ Dei Cantores and the Monks of Solesmes, France. We also publish sheet music and an award-winning line of educational videos. Our sales department directly serves over 5,000 churches and 5,000 bookstores, and we distribute our books and music through Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, Books-a-million, Sam's Club and other major retailers.