“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. All visitors are welcome to join us for our liturgy of the hours and eucharistic liturgies. Visit the prayer schedule page for a list of times for our liturgies.
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, 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 a spirituality center as their primary apostolate, and we encourage everyone to visit and support them.
Our guesthouse has very simple accommodations intended for personal guests of monks, visitors on official business for the abbey, visiting members of religious orders, vocational discerners, and individual retreatants on personal, private retreats. Guests are expected to join the monks for the liturgy of the hours, eucharistic liturgies, and meals as part of their retreat, their vocational discernment, and/or their abbey business.