Where all are welcomed as Christ
Looking to escape? Regroup and reflect? Learn and deepen your spiritual life? Our retreat centre is friendly, personal and open to all. Sign up for one of our many programs or plan your own visit… whether on a personal retreat or as part of a group. All are welcome.
The Retreat Centre
A retreat is a gift to yourself – a way to step aside from everyday concerns to relax and care for your soul; to nurture yourself and your relationship with God. A retreat is a time of silence and solitude so lacking and yet so needed in world and our lives.
Book our facilities for your own personal or group retreat.
Our facility is perfect environment of solitude and stillness, enabling you to hear the still, small voice of God. Various types of retreats can be held at St. Benedict’s including:
Personal Self-Directed Retreats: You may need a day , a weekend or several days to rest and renew. If you are on a personal retreat you will find music and books, the chapel, the seasonal labyrinth or the art room conducive to deepening your personal journey. Our retreat guests are always welcome to join the sisters in the monastery chapel for morning and evening prayer and eucharist when it is offered.
Directed retreats: In addition to sabbath rest, praying throughout the day, journaling, exercising, doing whatever re-creates, you have the opportunity to meet daily with a spiritual director/companion to share and notice what is happening in your time of prayer. The director offers suggestions for prayer, often scriptural material or sacred poetry.
Group directed retreat: St. Benedict’s schedules a winter directed retreat and a summer directed retreat. Besides meeting with a spiritual director, retreatants receive the support of one another in prayer and silence.