Updated Monastery Schedule.
The monks return to the abbey church
Sunday Vespers, August 14, 2022.
Come join us. Come pray with us.
On the evening of Sunday, August 14, at 5:00 PM, the monks return to the abbey church for daily liturgical prayer. The public is invited to join us as we celebrate this long-awaited reentrance to our sanctuary after a long extended closure.
We first closed our church because of COVID back in March of 2020. This closure continued as we took advantage of the downtime to renovate our abbey church. Our monastic community had to relocate to a temporary chapel within the abbey for all our liturgical prayers. This being a monastic enclosure, our daily divine office and mass were celebrated privately away from the public. We have not had the joy of praying with our friends and visitors for almost two and a half years. Yes, on this day, First Vespers of the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we look forward to welcoming all to our renewed sacred place of prayer.
Read: Monastery reopens renovated Abbey Church
By GRETCHEN KEISER, Special to the Bulletin | Published August 5, 2022
Our Retreat House will open for retreats beginning Tuesday, August 16, 2022.
Our Abbey Gift store is OPEN from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM Tuesday - Friday
and opens at 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Saturdays.
Closed on Mondays and Sundays.
The Monastery Food Pantry will open for weekly distribution on Tuesday, September 13, 2022
The monastery grounds are open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM every day, and all are welcome to stroll the meditative paths or visit the lakeside.
The monastery trailhead to the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area is open daily from Dawn to Dusk. Explore Arabia Mountain Path with its scenic walking, hiking, and biking trails.