“All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, for he himself will say? ‘I was a stranger and you welcomed me.’” ~ Rule of Saint Benedict 53. 1
As monks of Saint Martin’s Abbey we seek to live the idea expressed in the Holy Rule that all guests are to be received as Christ. Practically, this means that we welcome guests with genuine kindness and courtesy.
Benedictine monasteries are famed throughout the world for their hospitality and Saint Martin’s is no exception. The abbey has a few modest rooms available for visiting family members, personal guests, oblates, vocational candidates, as well as individuals on private retreat.
Unfortunately, we do not have a retreat center with all the common amenities or services. Our sister convent, Saint Placid Priory, has as their primary apostolate, a spirituality center.
However, we welcome you to come and visit the Abbey. Guests are welcome to share in our prayer life and share our table.
The Guestmaster, Brother Bede, receives all requests for overnight stays. The Internal Guestmaster, Father Paul handles priest, deacons and male religious who stay within the monastery.
For information about reserving a room in our abbey guest house, please feel free to contact Brother Bede at 360-491-4700. Priests and religious brothers should contact Father Paul Weckert at 360-491-4700 in order to reserve a room in the monastery.
Brother Bede – Guestmaster
Father Paul – Internal GuestMaster