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Contemplative Space to Meet Your Needs

Personal Retreats

A contemplative monastic environment designed for you to savor solitude and experience silence, prayer and personal renewal.

Come for a Private Retreat or arrange for a Directed Retreat with a spiritual guide who will meet with you, one-to-one daily.

Schedule retreat days at your convenience on a space-available basis at our Benedictine center.

Enjoy plenty of space to walk outdoors on grounds overlooking the Missouri River, a single room with private bath, lounge, and kitchenette.

Treasure quiet time for writing, or spend extended sabbatical time with us.

Meals are provided.  Guests are welcome to join the monastic community for Liturgy of the Hours and Eucharist.

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Writer’s Refuge

Treasure a contemplative environment where you are free to reflect, pray, and write undisturbed by the everyday demands of life.

Monastery grounds offer a place for a refreshing walk to enjoy the natural beauty of creation.

Find reliable internet connection and comfortable accommodations in our small retreat center in a wing of our Benedictine monastery.

Privacy and quiet is yours in a single room with private bath and quiet lounge, library, and kitchenette.

All meals are provided. Guests are welcome to either join the sisters at table or eat in silence and to join the monastic community for Liturgy of the Hours and Eucharist.

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If you are seeking a place for an extended stay to rest and restore your energy, a sabbatical at our center might be your ticket.

Instead of groups and programming,  we offer contemplative space, time, and the freedom to creatively design your own personal sabbatical time.

You will be welcome to join the monastic community for Liturgy of the Hours and Eucharist and for meals with the sisters in the monastic refectory.

Enjoy cultural events at Mount Marty University on campus or in the local Yankton community.

Natural outdoor beauty complements pleasant accommodations including single room with private bath, lounge, kitchenette, and libraries.

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 As a prelude to your time with us, relax with this meditative video, Sunrise from Meridian Bridge.

 Directions to the Benedictine Peace Center at Sacred Heart Monastery.

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Benedictine Sisters
Sacred Heart Monastery
1005 W. 8th St.
Yankton, SD 57078

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