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

  • 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
  • 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

 
 

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 so much for this opportunity to spend the weekend at Mount St. Benedict in quiet contemplation away from the pressure and noise of my daily life. Your warm hospitality and the peaceful spirit of this community have been a true blessing. As I struggle with regrets over past mistakes and question my next steps in life, taking the time to truly be in the present moment has helped to declutter my mind and see my path more clearly. —VL

The opportunity to come to this sacred space of solitude always helps me carry out my life in the world in a better way. I am so very grateful. —M

Once again it was a delight to receive your Benedictine hospitality. We are amazed how our friends making retreat were deeply touched by God as they shared stories of walking in the woods, sitting in chapel and even praying and sitting in front of a Van Gogh print at the end of the guest wing… —RA & D

My stay was intense and difficult and very, very, necessary and good…I’ve been looking for women like the sisters I met at the Mount for what feels to me like a very long time. I needed to see the life and vibrancy and creativity and passion and purpose of women in the second half of life…How wonderful for me to see a different way. Thank you for that inspiration and hope for my own second half of life journey which is just beginning. —SN