A spiritual retreat for women, ages 24-50


Experience Benedictine hospitality as you unplug for the weekend!

  • Share your faith journey and discuss with other women and the sisters.
  • Join the sisters in prayer and contemplative Scripture reading.
  • Walk in meditation on our nature trails.
  • Spend time in personal reflection and practice journaling.
  • Attend a Christian worship service rich with tradition that reflects 21st century values and open to all.
  • Find renewal in our beautiful setting.

Our religious community of Benedictine sisters—Catholic and Protestant women living, praying, learning and working together—invites you to connect with God, self and others.

Retreat dates

  • July 28-29, 2018 (register by 7/14/18)
    10:00 am Saturday – 12:30 pm Sunday
  • October 13-14, 2018 (register by 9/29/18)
    10:00 am Saturday – 12:30 pm Sunday


  • July 28-29, 2018: $100 — This fee includes program, accommodations and meals, Saturday lunch through Sunday lunch.
  • October 13-14, 2018: $100 — This fee includes program, accommodations and meals, Saturday lunch through Sunday lunch.

Register today!

Fill out the registration form for A Weekend Away at least 2 weeks before the retreat you wish to attend.

Registration form (coming soon)

Interested in living in a monastery?

Attend the Experience Benedictine Life at the Monastery retreat instead and learn about the Benedictine Sojourner 6-month program.

Learn about the Experience Benedictine Life retreat

What others are saying about this retreat:

 “The retreat was a joy…the sisters are wise and welcoming. I left with a deep sense of peace which was such a gift in my busy life.” − Liz, a retreat participant

 “Thank you for your remarkable hospitality and generosity in sharing your home, community and wisdom.”  − Jill, a retreat participant

 Retreat Leaders

sister-lynneSister Lynne Smith, OSB has been a sister at Holy Wisdom Monastery since 2000. Prior to entering the monastery she served as an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) with churches in Kansas and Iowa. Sister Lynne is a trained spiritual guide, loves working in the garden and the prairie and serves as co-director of formation at the monastery.

Sister Paz Vital, OSB has been at Holy Wisdom Monastery since 2015 and become a sister in July 2017. Prior to entering the monastery she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Sister Paz is working towards a Master’s degree in theology and ministry for Latinos at Catholic Theological Union. She loves to walk the prairie trails around the monastery and cook Mexican food.