Abbey Lenten Retreat

March 2-4, 2018      

Searching for God in Word and Music

Presented by Father Robert Koopmann, OSB

The psalms show us God’s presence and direct our lives from many perspectives. In this Lenten retreat, we will listen for God’s voice in the psalms through speaking, singing, musical improvisations and the words of great spiritual writers.


Registration Information

The retreat starts with supper on Friday at 5:30 p.m. and concludes after lunch on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. The cost is $195 for a single room, and $340 for a double room ($170 per person).

To register for this retreat, contact the Spiritual Life Office at 320-363-3929, email us at, or register online.

Further Ahead

Mar 29-Apr 1, 2018       Triduum Retreat   with Br. Robin Pierzina, OSB

December 7-9, 2018     Advent Retreat    with Fr. Nick Kleespie, OSB

Father Robert Koopmann, OSB

Father Robert Koopmann, OSB, is President Emeritus of Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, and Professor of Music at Saint John’s University and the College of Saint Benedict, where he has taught piano, music literature, and courses on creativity and the creative process since 1975. Fr. Bob has been one of the abbey organists at Saint John’s Abbey since 1970.  He has performed as a piano soloist and accompanist, as well as in chamber ensembles and with orchestras throughout the USA and abroad.