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

The time at the monastery was a time to become more attuned with myself and find peace within that had become dislodged over the last year. I have been feeling the weight of fragmentation, and facing changes from many angles that seem to make life harder for so many who are already struggling. I found great comfort in the daily readings offered from the pamphlet The Monastic Way that was in my room. —TF

A friend of mine from my church told me about your monastery and hermitage. It’s a real blessing for me to come here. I am nurtured by the solitude in the hermitage as well as the opportunity to pray with your community. Both bring me closer to God. —JS

Thank you for makig us so welcome during our week we stayed with you. Your monastery is truly a dwelling where your guests are cherished and respected and where your hearts overflow with “the inexpressible delight of love.” (Rule of Benedict) —L & K

Hospitality is truly practiced in this place. There are no strangers. I am enriched each time I visit. —JR

Thank you so much for allowing me to share your beautiful, sacred space. Sharing Eucharist and the persons of your sisters have been treasured gifts. —PT