The Benedictine Day of Prayer is 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.
The day begins at 6:45 a.m. when a monk will meet you in the back of the abbey church and welcome you to Morning Prayer with the monastic community. Just park near the church and come inside. After breakfast and check-in, one of the monks gives a spiritual conference, followed by lectio divina, a prayer experience using a text from Scripture. The retreat day ends at 3:30 p.m.
The fee for the day is $50 and includes programming, breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and materials. Gift certificates are available.
Extending Your Stay
Some people choose to reserve a room at the Abbey Guesthouse for Thursday night to avoid early Friday traffic. To reserve a room, contact the Guestmaster by e-mail or phone 320-363-2573.
At the conclusion of the Benedictine Day of Prayer, you may choose to stay through the afternoon and evening, visiting campus sites like the Art Center, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, the Liturgical Press, the SJU Bookstore, the Arboretum and woods, and more. You can also join the monks for Eucharist at 5:00 pm and Evening Prayer at 7:00 pm.
Meals in addition to Friday breakfast and lunch may be purchased in the Guesthouse dining room. You may also extend your spiritual experience into the weekend with an individual retreat, private or directed. Just tell us when you register.
Register for the Benedictine Day of Prayer by e-mail or phone. Specify the date you choose, and include name, postal address, and phone number(s) for each participant. You can also register online by submitting the Day of Prayer Dates and Registration Form.
Upcoming Days of Prayer
· Sept 20, 2013 St. Andrew Kim & Companions.
· Nov 1, 2013 All Saints Day.
· Jan 24, 2014
· Feb 21, 2014
· May 16, 2014