Services and Retreat Options

Services In Any Combination

NO TWO JOURNEYS ARE ALIKE. Some guests make use of one service at a time, dropping in for prayer, some quiet, or an event. Some make a personal retreat, meet with a spiritual director, or host their group or conference at the Benedictine Center. Others prefer to take advantage of more than one service at a time. Our staff remains ready to help you decide which services or which combinations best meet your unique needs.

Services & Retreat Options

NEW Benedictine CARE Wellness Program

Our unique health education program integrates contemplative practices and the Benedictine monastic heritage, grounded in Community, into the CARE Weight Loss and Lifestyle Program. Benedictine CARE provides guidance and education, support and community, and a new approach rooted in a 1500-year-old tradition.


Personal Retreats

Over the centuries, women and men have looked to monasteries as places where the spirit of hospitality helps them regain their bearings. Seekers have always come from all walks of life to find solitude within community, beauty that stirs the soul, and teachings about prayer and spiritual practice that they can trust and apply in their daily lives.


Spiritual Direction & Guidance

Spiritual direction provides a non-judgmental environment for honest sharing about spiritual matters. Whether in one-on-one sessions or in a group, participants in spiritual direction describe an improved sense of how God is working in their everyday lives.


Group Retreats & Conferencing

The Benedictine Center is an ideal setting for small conferences, meetings, training workshops, or planning sessions. Our facilities provide an attractive, hospitable environment for groups seeking a serene place to think, carry on conversation, and accomplish their work.




Anonymous Patron

“When I see all these people sharing their souls, I can’t help but wonder what mine has to say.”

Anonymous Artist

“Returning for the juried show each year helps me stay at my practice all year long.”


“It’s so peaceful here. Even my body feels it when I walk through the door.”


“Wow. What can I say? I cannot thank you enough for the way that you helped me. This was a wonderful experience—one of a lifetime.”


“I am moved every time I walk in these doors and encounter a new exhibit.”


“I am an artist who just moved to town. I have found my people.”

Dr. Mel Kimble

“We found the spiritual atmosphere, architecture and interaction with the community of St. Paul's Monastery as asset to our work . . . the Benedictine Center keeps our focus on the spiritual dimension of life as it unfolds.”

Fr. Chuck Brambilla

“As a staff we were amazed at the quality of our experience together.”

Pastor Ruth Conrad

“God has breathed empowering courage into my life and ministry through times of silence in this beautiful center.”

Aaron Miller, Campus Minister

“The Benedictine Center made our retreat with college students nothing less than spectacular. What we encountered was a true sense of Benedictine hospitality and prayerfulness.”


“I can’t believe I slept for twelve hours straight. It must have been what my body needed.”


"Our time was peaceful and beautiful and blessed."