Abbey Days of Reflection

24-Hour Seminars

Abbey Days of Reflection are a time and space set apart for spiritual renewal. We welcome men and women of all faiths who want to come and pray with us. Participants are asked to bring their Bibles.


Guests may begin checking into their rooms beginning at 3:00 p.m. with the first session beginning at 4:00 p.m. The seminar includes discussion sessions, prayers with the Saint John's Abbey monastic community, and meals at the Abbey Guesthouse. The seminar ends at 3:00 p.m. of the second day. A typical 24-hour seminar follows this sample schedule:

First Day
3:00 p.m.                          Check in
4:00 p.m.                          Session 1
5:00 p.m.                          Eucharist with Monastic Community (optional)
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.              Dinner
7:00 p.m.                          Evening Prayer with Monastic Community
8:00 p.m.                          Session 2
Second Day
6:30 to 8:30 a.m.              Breakfast
7:00 a.m.                          Morning Prayer with Monastic Community
9:00 a.m.                          Session 3
10:00 a.m.                        Checkout from rooms
11:00 a.m.                        Session 4
Noon                                 Midday Prayer with Monastic Community
12:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.   Lunch
1:30 p.m.                          Session 5
3:00 p.m.                          Departure        


The fee for a 24-hour seminar is $95 for a single-occupancy room and $170 for a double-occupancy room. This fee includes seminar conferences, overnight accommodations, and all meals.

Register for Days of Reflection online by submitting the Abbey Retreats Registration Form. If you have questions, please call the Spiritual Life Office 320-363-3929 or email