Hosting Services

An Ideal Setting
The Benedictine Center is an ideal setting for small conferences, meetings, training workshops, or planning sessions. Our conference facilities use two buildings on the same campus to provide an attractive, hospitable environment for groups seeking a serene place to think, carry on conversation, and Scholastica Roomaccomplish their work.

People who come to the monastery are treated as honored guests in the spirit of the religious community of women who maintain the Center. We pride ourselves on a level of hospitality that enables you to focus on what you need to accomplish. 


  • Benedicta Riepp Room (35 person capacity)
  • Scholastica Room (12-15 person capacity; pictured above)
  • Wireless internet for two conference rooms and the library
  • Full range of audio-visual services
  • Single rooms for 12 overnight guests, 23 with double occupancy
  • Full beverage, snack, and meal service

A Unique Rhythm

The monastic community's rhythm of work, prayer, leisure, and study is contagious. The Sisters continue the pattern in the midst of welcoming many guests. Guests experience the flow of monastic life through the peaceful atmosphere, shared meals, connection with a host, the invitation to join the sisters for prayer.

As you are planning your time of retreat, please be aware of the following:

  • A host will be waiting to welcome you according to the arrival time you indicated. Please call 651.777.8181 if your plans change.
  • Meal times are 7:45a breakfast, 12:00p lunch, and 5:30p supper and are served buffet style, except for a continental breakfast.
  • Guests are welcome to participate in Prayers and Eucharist and encouraged to listen first for the pace of reading together, as it may be slower than other experiences.

Design Consultation
Some staff members are highly skilled in conference/meeting design and facilitation. Others
are available for facilitation on various topics like Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, Benedictine Spirituality, and general topics in the spiritual life. Their services are available on a fee basis.

In-House Facilitation Rates

(excludes non-Benedictine Center staff)

  Single Hour 50.00
  Up to 1/3 day (morn/aft/eve) 150.00
  Over half-day 200.00


Off Site Facilitation Rates

(excludes non-Benedictine Center staff)

  Per Hour, plus mileage 100.00

For more information or to make reservations

Email the Benedictine Center or call 651.777.7251

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