Yes, very often it is possible. Each religious community has different customs regarding how visitors can participate in their community’s life. Hospitality, in fact, is one of the basic characteristics of the first form of organized religious life in the West, the monasteries that follow Saint Benedict’s Rule.
If you say that you would like to visit without being a burden on them, and if you agree to follow certain basic rules as they do (notably silence, media use, and meal times), you will usually find wonderful openness on their part and you just might spend the best weekend of your life…
I wish you well with it! God bless you!
- Father Shane