Group Retreats

October 13, 2020 – COVID-19 closure update from Sister Elisabeth:

We have begun slowly reopening on a partial basis for individual retreatants only.  We are not yet able to schedule groups, however we are eagerly looking forward to the time we can do so.  We really miss welcoming groups and having you here with us.  Although we haven’t yet set a date for reopening for groups events, we are in regular conversation about it in light of available data.  When we do re-open for group events, it will be slowly and with great care.

In the meantime, please check out our on-line offerings for this fall.  Also, if you wish spiritual direction, this can be arranged via Zoom.  Email us at 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.


Because of our current closure and our uncertain date of re-opening, we are not currently taking new reservations for group retreats for the fall of 2020.  We welcome inquiries for 2021 dates.

Group Retreat Inquiry Form

If you are interested in bringing a group to our Center for a time of retreat, you may contact us by email, telephone, or by submitting this form. We will be in touch with you as soon as possible to answer your questions, typically within one business day. Requests to use our retreat facilities are evaluated based on availability of facilities and dates, and are reviewed in light of our mission.
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