We shall run on the path of God's commandments, our hearts overflowing with the inexpressible delight of love. Rule of Benedict


Peace to you!! I am very excited to share our upcoming 2016 – 2017 program of retreats at Benet House Retreat Center at St. Mary Monastery. There is something for just about everyone with a wide array of programs being offered. We have expanded our centering prayer opportunities, added a meditation group, new scripture programs, a new book discussion, a couples retreat, and lengthened some programs. Be sure not to miss the new section 'A Glimpse Ahead' to give you a preview of several retreats scheduled for 2017- and beyond.

I hope you take a few minutes to browse through this brochure and see what might peak your interest. Likewise, check us out at and even register online.

Our grounds at the Monastery continue to be a beautiful contemplative space and we are grateful to be able to share this with you. Programs continue to expand as we desire to reach as many people as possible and provide you with quality opportunities to seek and experience God.

I am very grateful for your continued support and sharing your presence with us. I look forward to serving you and meeting new people who desire to seek God.

In All Things May God be Glorified (RB),

Sr. Bobbi, OSB

Please contact us for more information on any program, or to schedule a time away, at (309) 283-2108 or

Upcoming Retreats and Programs

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