Saint Benedict’s Monastery

Saint Benedict’s Monastery
St. Joseph, Minnesota
Welcome to the Spirituality Center
at Saint Benedict’s Monastery!

The Spirituality Center is a place to seek solitude, quiet, and peace located on the west end of our monastery grounds. You are invited to our Center for individual or group retreats, spiritual direction and a variety of faith and educational presentations, workshops and seminars. Women and men of all faith denominations and cultures are welcome!

The monastic grounds and sacred spaces provide an atmosphere for prayer, quiet reflection, reading and relaxation. Guests frequent the labyrinth, wooded walking trails, prairie, and farm land that are adjacent to the Spirituality Center. Whether you are here for a few hours, a day or longer, you are invited to join the monastic community for the Liturgy of the Hours and Eucharist.


The Spirituality Center, a ministry of Saint Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph, Minnesota, responds to the human longing for God and invites others to join the monastic community in deepening relationships with God, self, others, and all creation.

Trusting in the presence of the Holy Spirit and grounded in the Christian Benedictine monastic tradition, the Spirituality Center will be a prophetic and contemplative presence in Central Minnesota.


The Spirituality Center offers one- to several-day private, directed, and group retreats as well as spiritual direction and faith enrichment programs.

Private Retreats

Gift yourself with some time away! An air-conditioned facility, spacious grounds and a wooded area provide atmosphere for prayer, quiet, reflection and relaxation. You are invited to worship with the monastic community in the daily Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours.

During your private retreat, you may wish to meet with a spiritual director.

Opportunities to learn more about Centering Prayer, lectio divina, and journaling are also available upon request.

If you are interested in therapeutic massage, we will give you the names and telephone numbers of people you can call to arrange a massage.

Group Retreats and Meeting Space

The Spirituality Center is available to host your planned group retreat or meeting. You may lead your own retreat/meeting or we can arrange a facilitator to assist you. Our Spiritual Ministries staff is prepared to lead your group.

We are able to accommodate a maximum of 20 persons for meeting space. Eleven private or nine double rooms are available for overnight accommodations. For more information on our facilities, click here.

If you need financial assistance to participate in any of the retreats or programs, please inquire at the time of your registration.

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