“All guests are to be received with sincere hospitality,
“with the courtesy of love.”
–Rule of Benedict
Shared meals allow you to engage in conversation with members of the community and guests from around the world. We offer buffet-style meals prepared by our chef from fresh, healthy, locally grown ingredients.
Meals are served Tuesday – Saturday to our guests (not open to the general public), and must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. The buffet line is open for 30 minutes at lunch and dinner, please be prompt.
A light continental breakfast is available anytime in the morning in the retreat and guest house dining room, room 108. The continental breakfast is self-serve and included with an overnight stay in the retreat and guest house.
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm in the guest or community dining room.
Lunch is served in the community or guest dining rooms, depending on group size, which are both located in the monastery.
The guest dining room is equipped with a screen, LCD projector and sound system. The guest dining room has two walls of windows that give a beautiful view of the grounds. The guest dining room seats 140 with an option for more seating in the gathering area, just outside the dining room.
The community dining room is a smaller dining room adjacent to the guest dining room. The sisters share meals with personal retreatants and small groups in this dining room. The community dining room seats 50 and overlooks beautiful views of the grounds.
Outdoor seating is available, weather permitting.
5:15 – 5:45 pm in the guest or community dining room.
Dinner is served in the community or guest dining rooms, depending on group size, which are both located in the monastery.
For more information, or to schedule a personal retreat, hermitage retreat, group retreat, spiritual guidance session, meeting, wedding, funeral or other event contact our hospitality and event coordinator at 608-836-1631, x100.