Guest Accomodations

Monastery Grounds

One of the greatest gifts monastics can offer is their monastery as a place of prayer and peace, community and care, welcome and hospitality. In doing so monastics take to heart what Benedict advocates: the monastery is a dwelling where guests are to be cherished and respected, where hearts overflow “with the inexpressible delight of love” —RB Prologue.

The hospitality of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie invites the guest into the rhythm of life in the monastery. The daily horarium provides an experience of community in which all can come to know God through the monastic way of praying, eating, conversing, and working. The beautiful grounds offer a place to encounter God in creation. The gentle quiet allows the possibility to hear God with the “ear of the heart.”

By following Benedict’s Rule to welcome the guest as Christ we open our hearts and receive you with reverence and respect. We offer you place and space to seek God. May it be an opportunity that leaves you with a clearer understanding of the Benedictine way of life as well as the Benedictine charism of hospitality. May it be an opportunity for our community to grow because of your presence among us. You are guest, you are Christ, you are gift. We welcome you.

The Benedictine Sisters of Erie

  • Walburga Hermitage on the monastery grounds
    Walburga Hermitage on the monastery grounds
  • Walburga Hermitage on the monastery grounds
    Walburga Hermitage on the monastery grounds
  • Walburga Hermitage on the monastery grounds
    Walburga Hermitage on the monastery grounds
  • Monastery guest room
    Monastery guest room
  • Monastery guest room
    Monastery guest room
  • Monastery guest room
    Monastery guest room
  • Hildegard Hermitage on the monastery grounds
    Hildegard Hermitage on the monastery grounds
  • Hildegard Hermitage on the monastery grounds
    Hildegard Hermitage on the monastery grounds
  • Hildegard Hermitage on the monastery grounds
    Hildegard Hermitage on the monastery grounds
  • Scholastica Hermitage on the monastery grounds
    Scholastica Hermitage on the monastery grounds
  • Scholastica Hermitage on the monastery grounds
    Scholastica Hermitage on the monastery grounds

 
 

Distance to Mount St. Benedict from:
A) Erie Int'l Airport 13 miles
B) Cleveland Hopkins Int'l Airport 122 miles
C) Pittsburgh Int'l Airport 147 miles
D) Buffalo Niagara Int'l Airport 90 miles

 
 

Guest Testimonials

Thank you for the wonderful hospitality. Our time here was truly blessed. We appreciated the opportunity to pray with your community. —JMB

Thank you everyone. This was one of the best experiences ever. —L & D

I found you on the Internet. Although I had planned a solitary retreat, the time spent with members of the community gave me what was needed this weekend. I am grateful to have met so many lovely people and witness the Rule of Benedict in action. I felt a little shy at first but it didn’t last as everyone I met made an effort to help me feel safe and welcomed. Thank you. —VV

The word on this card is true for me: “The temple bell stops, but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.” Yes, the bells do stop but it is your creative and loving spirits that continue to ring and sing. Thank you for making this possible. I’ve loved being here with each of you. —AP

What a blessing our stay has been. Spending time in the garden, chapel, and dining hall with the sisters and other guests has been so refreshing to our spirits. I have greatly enjoyed being allowed to take photographs…We so look forward to coming again some day. — R & J