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


Looking out my Benet House office window is always energizing and an awesome pause in the day. A field of green grass blends right into the fullness of the woods. The rain garden draws deer, turkey and rabbits on a daily basis. We are blessed with a wonderful contemplative environment that the Sisters love sharing with all who come to Benet House. Our goal, at Benet House, is to provide a wide array of retreats that inspire you to a deeper relationship with God. Once again, I am thrilled to offer you this catalogue of programs. 

This year we have continued our 8-day Centering Prayer Retreat featuring Susan Komis. We also provide our yearly Directed Retreats, Men’s Retreat (a new month in June), our monthly Taizé evening, weekly Centering Prayer as well as our April Centering Prayer Retreat plus days to break-a-way from your routine to find some quiet. In addition, we are offering a variety of new programs such as a monthly Drumming Circle, the Enneagram Workshop, Sacred Yoga Days as well as a day on the Medicine Wheel and Building Intuition. I will be leading two Guided Retreats.

I have initiated a new Benet House Lectio Divina Team featuring Oblates Linda Clewell and Terry Martz along with Sr. Margaret Murphy, OSB. We are also expanding our Lectio Divina opportunities to a monthly series led by this team. I am also pleased to announce our Benet House Compassion Team with Jan Gull, Mara Adams, Elaine Olson and myself. We have been trained by Sr. Joyce Rupp to provide programs based on her Boundless Compassion writings. This year we will be offering 2-24-hour Compassion Retreats. This team is available to provide compassion programs for churches or other groups wanting to grow in compassion. 

It is our privilege to offer the many retreats at Benet House. You can view a full list of monthly retreats by clicking here.

Benet House is committed to providing spiritual programs for people of all faiths. If you are unable to afford the full cost of a retreat, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We work with groups and individuals to make retreats affordable. 

The Sisters are very grateful for your continued support and for your presence with us. Sr. Jackie and I look forward to welcoming you to Benet House and providing a comfortable space and reflective time to Seek God in your life.

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

Browse and register for sponsored retreats, vocation programs and ongoing programs by clicking on the links below.

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