March 1, 2021 – COVID-19 update from Sister Elisabeth:
We remain in ongoing discernment regarding reopening for group retreats in light of available data and the circumstances of our monastic community. At present, we are reopening for small day groups only. Our maximum capacity for day groups will be 24 individuals spaced 6 feet apart. Depending on the arrangement of the room needed for a particular group, the group size may need to be fewer than 24. We are not yet reopen for overnight groups and have not yet determined a date for doing so.
We have begun slowly reopening on a partial basis for individual private retreats and are also offering online retreats. Additionally, if you wish spiritual direction, this can be arranged via Zoom. Email us at email@example.com or give us a call at (256) 734-8302 for more information.
We host many types of groups sponsored by churches and religious organizations who bring their own educational or spirituality programs to the Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center. Some not-for-profit groups also fit well with our mission and find a good home here for their programs. Among the types of retreat groups we commonly host are prayer retreats, ministry team planning retreats, men’s retreats, women’s retreats, confirmation retreats, and many others. We can accommodate both day meetings and overnight retreats, whether for a few hours or a few days.
To inquire about our hosting a retreat for your group, please contact us by way of the form below, by calling our office at (256) 734-8302, or by email. Galleries of our three meeting rooms and our group overnight accommodations may be viewed here. We look forward to hearing from you about the possibility of hosting your church’s or organization’s next retreat.
Note regarding Group Retreat Inquiry Form: Because of our uncertain date of re-opening for overnight groups and large day groups, we are not currently taking new reservations for the spring and summer of 2021 for groups that fit these descriptions. We will consider new reservation requests for small overnight groups and large day groups for the fall of 2021. We are currently considering reservation requests for small day groups.