Monthly Programs

To the friends of Benet House,

I’m excited to communicate the many virtual programs we have created to support you through the period of COVID shutdown.  The Benet House Retreat Center will remain closed through at least February 2021.  Beginning in April 2021, retreats will again be held at Benet House, if health norms allow.   

To view a full listing of 2020 – 2021 Benet House programs, please click HERE.  To register for a virtual retreat, please email us at or call Sister Jackie Walsh, OSB at (309) 283-2108. 

I appreciate your ongoing support of the Benet House Retreat Center and hope you will consider joining me in an upcoming virtual retreat.  Until we can meet in person, please know you are an important part of the St. Mary Monastery community. 

Blessings for your health and safety,


Sister Bobbi Bussan, OSB

Subprioress and

Director of Benet House Retreat Center

Please click here for online retreat signups.



Retreats Coming in 2020-2021

Reclaiming the Sense of Wonder: A Vision for Advent - November 2020

Reclaiming the Sense of Wonder: A Vision for Advent - November 2020

Fri Nov 20, 2020: 2:00pm - Sun Nov 22, 2020: 1:00pm

Benet House once again welcomes Judith Valente, award-winning author, print and broadcast journalist, poet and essayist for a weekend Advent retreat.