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Making a Retreat


“All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ” (Rule of St Benedict, ch. 53).

Hospitality is a core value for Benedictine monks. Guests – believers and unbelievers alike – come to spend a few days in our guest house for all sorts of reasons: to deepen their faith, benefit from the silence, recharge their batteries, and think over personal issues and their life. This can be done either alone or with the help of a monk. But the most precious thing we can offer our guests is our daily round of liturgical prayer.

The abbey has several hospitality areas, depending on the type of guest: