Discerning a vocation to monastic life? Come and meet our community.

Monasteries occasionally offer retreats that address the needs of those discerning a vocation to be a Trappist monk or nun. Here is a unique opportunity for you to meet monks and nuns in the place where they pray, work, and live in community every day!

You are most welcome to pay us a visit!

Monastery Retreat Dates
Mount St. Mary Abbey FRIDAY, AUGUST 19th thru SUNDAY, AUGUST 21st
St. Joseph's Abbey Monastic Experience Weekend on April 8 - 10, 2016
Genesee Abbey May 27-29 Memorial Day Weekend; Sept. 2-4 Labor Day Weekend
Holy Spirit Abbey March 14-17, 2016; July 1-3, 2016; November 25-27, 2016
New Melleray Abbey Come Away Retreat Weekends, March 31-April 2, 2017 June 9-11, 2017 October 6-8, 2017
New Clairvaux Abbey Life Discernment Weekend- Oct. 7-9, 2016; Monastic Immersion Weekend- March 31-Apr. 2, 2017; Life Discernment Weekend- Oct 6-8, 2017
Redwoods Abbey September 1 -4, 2016

Our Monasteries

The journey to joining a Trappist community begins by connecting with the vocation director at one of our monasteries. We invite you to browse our monasteries to get a sense for the beautiful places we Trappists live in and find the contact information for each of our vocation directors. You may also write to us if you have immediate questions or view our retreat calendar.

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