Retreats with Urban Monastics

Retreats with Urban Monastics

We go on retreat to give us space to pray, rest, reflect, meditate, and grow. Retreats are acts of faith. With hope and expectation, we step away from the demands and rhythms of our regular life. Each time, our hope weaves itself within the love we have for God as we take time to pursue Him. In faith, we trust God will honor the sacrifices made to take our retreat.

Every Urban Monastic retreat is prayerfully curated and designed. They help us be more present with ourselves and our God. Prayer is the foundation of our retreats. Each one is structured around the Divine Office and includes periods of silence. These are times for further prayer, rest, reflection, and learning. Each retreat includes its own printed book as a companion for your time away. We hope that you can join us soon.

Urban Monastic Retreats are open to everyone.

Local Day Retreats

Set aside a day to devote yourself fully to prayer. Step outside your normal rhythms, slow down, and pray with others in your city. You will receive everything you need to enjoy God’s presence and to explore different ways to pray. Together we will pray the Divine Office, partake in the Eucharist, and share a midday meal. The rest of your day lets you choose from a variety of silent prayer practices we’ve prepared for you.

June 25 – Minneapolis

May you treasure going on a retreat alone with God. Solitary retreats are designed to give you structure and resources. They invite you into prayerful solitude. There are various solitary retreats prepared for you. They have different durations and themes. Order the resources you need. Then take them with you wherever you have chosen to go on your retreat.

Solitary Retreats

Monastic Retreats

You can join a community of people for an Urban Monastic retreat at an existing monastery. Over the course of several days, we will enjoy our life of prayer. There will be times of silence, rest, conversation, teaching, and much more.

Additional Information for our Retreats

  • Everyone who attends an Urban Monastic event must agree to and follow our Code of Conduct.
  • Attendees do not need to agree with, or follow our Way of Life.
  • Our retreats are open to the public.
  • Depending on the anticipated demand, registration may open up to those involved as Monastics and Sojourners before the general public.
  • Unless otherwise stated, there is no prior experience or knowledge required to participate.
  • Unless otherwise stated, our retreats require participants to be at least 18 years old on the first day, and do not provide child care.
  • Refunds are available in full 14 days prior to the first day of an in person retreat.
  • No refunds are available starting on the 13th day before a retreat.