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

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

 
 

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 once again for sharing your home with me. No matter where I am on the grounds, my heart feels the warm embrace of the Benedictine spirit you so freely share. —JB

As always my time here has been every bit as amazing as God’s grace. I leave here renewed, refreshed and more assured than ever of the great love God has for all people. It never ceases to cause me to stand in awe that the God of the universe longs to commune so personally with me. —BE

I wanted to take a moment to let you know I enjoyed the quiet peaceful time out of my busy life to sit and relax. I am glad God guided my daughter and I here. —CS

We enjoyed the beautiful grounds, peace and the gentle quiet to cherish all creation. —TM

This week of retreat has been one of the best experiences of my life. I am grateful to you for providing this space for retreat, relaxation and refreshment. I feel ready to go back to “reality” with a renewed spirt and with a new set of coping skills for whatever challenges lie ahead. —ABO

The hospitality of the sisters and the place itself are very special. Just knowing this place exists is a joyful bit. I thank God for drawing me to the community and for making this experience of quiet possible. —KM