Join the Peace Center staff and people from around the country on Zoom for these Saturday morning Advent and Lent retreats.  Our Triduum retreat in April is residential, joining the Sisters for liturgy.  

Learn more about our seasonal retreats:
Triduum Retreat | Lenten Retreat | Advent Retreat

If none of these group retreats fit what you are looking for, please consider a silent personal retreat. We also offer several other spiritual growth opportunities at our retreat center.

Triduum Retreat

Holy Thursday, April 6 to Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023

Come, enter the silence and experience the rich liturgies of this Triduum Retreat with the monastic community at Sacred Heart Monastery in Yankton, South Dakota. The Benedictine Sisters invite you to pray with them during the liturgies of the “Three days” commemorating the Paschal Mystery of Jesus’ passion, death, and resurrection. This Holy Week retreat begins at 4:00 p.m. on April 9, Holy Thursday, and ends with a festive noon dinner on Easter Sunday. The Benedictine Peace Center staff will welcome you to this time of silence.

We are currently accepting fully vaccinated and boosted residential retreatants at the Benedictine Peace Center.  Should there be an increase in COVID rates in our area, please know that we may need to add restrictions and protocols.

 Personal silent retreats may be arranged at another time that better fits your schedule.

For more information, download a brochure or flyer. The cost of the retreat is $275. To pay, you may bring a check when you come, mail a check in advance to the Benedictine Peace Center, 1005 W. 8th St., Yankton, SD 57078, or pay by credit card using this link:  

To make reservations, use the form below, contact us at, or call (605) 668-6292.  Please register by April 1.  Space is limited.

Lenten Retreat

Saturday, February 25, 2023, 9:30 – 11:30

For the 2022 retreat, 56 people gathered over Zoom to explore their call to inner freedom, and how their Lenten disciplines can enable them to follow Christ more closely.  Sisters Penny Bingham and Jeanne Ranek inspired the group with their presentations, with Sisters Doris Oberembt and Mary Jo Polak leading prayer and providing technical support. 

In addition to the desert experience in Scripture, we looked at the current examples of St. Teresa of Calcutta, Nelson Mandela, Dorothy Day, and Thomas Merton. The spiritual writings of St. John of the Cross mapped a pathway on this journey. This retreat invited each of us to embrace our call to inner freedom.  

Our retreats are usually held on a Saturday morning and include times of prayer and short presentations.  Dialogue in breakout groups is an integral part of this experience.   

More information about the 2022 Lenten retreat content is in this brochure.   

Advent Retreat

Saturday, December 3, 2022, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Check back for more specifics as they become available.

In 2021, over 60 people joined us on ZOOM for our retreat as we explored the call of the prophets, as well as our own call to bring Christ to our troubled world.

Participants were invited to reflect on biblical prophetic figures and examples of contemporary prophetic Christians. We explored our own Baptismal call to be prophetic, to speak the mind of God in the midst of our personal challenges, to help prepare the way of the Lord in a troubled world.  

A downloadable brochure has additional information about the 2021 format.  You may also browse this page to view the rest of our seasonal retreats.   

For more information about future programs, contact the Benedictine Peace Center staff at