Day retreats include conference sessions, Mass, and Confession.
Retreats are silent as to foster your recollection and prayer.
The abbey does not provide meals as part of the retreat.
Over-night accommodations are not provided.
You are welcome to come earlier or stay later than the scheduled retreat events.
Regularly scheduled prayers take place with the abbey community in the abbey church. That schedule can be found here.
During some retreats there may be photography, filming, audio recording or other means of capturing your image or voice for media or other printed materials (including social media and websites). Please contact us if you have any concerns.
Retreats are limited to 100 people.
Reservations are required and must be made online only.
2022 Retreat Dates
December 3, 2022 – Advent: Preparing for Christmas
Retreat with Br. Mark Charlesworth
St. Michael’s Abbey is a sacred place for prayer and reflection.
In an effort to cultivate a spirit of recollection in the church and at events hosted by the abbey, we ask that you dress in a dignified manner and refrain from wearing revealing or inappropriate attire (including tank tops, muscle shirts, shorts, yoga pants, etc.), and please cover any tattoos that may be offensive to others.
Thank you very much and may God bless you.
Contact Information: For information on personal, large group, or over-night retreats,
please contact the Retreat Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
December 3, 2022
Retreat: Advent: Preparing for Christmas with Br. Mark Charlesworth
In preparation for Christmas, the Church provides for us the season of Advent. There will be three reflections concerning this time, considering specifically the Incarnation, how it involves God’s love for us, and finally how we can show love in turn.
Saturday, December 3
7:00 a.m. : Conventual Mass in abbey church (optional)
8:30 a.m. : Check-in (abbey courtyard)
9:15 a.m. : Conference #1 in conference center rooms
10:00 a.m. : Private prayer and reflection
11:15 a.m. : Conference #2 in conference center rooms
12:00 p.m. : Sext (Midday Prayer) in the abbey church
Lunch (not provided)
1:00 p.m. : Private prayer (confessions available)
2:15 p.m. : Closing conference in conference center room
3:00 p.m. : Retreat ends – Br. Mark will be available for questions after the last talk.
You are welcome to stay for Rosary at 4:30 p.m. and Vespers at 5:00 p.m. in the abbey church.