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

Have known of the sisters for many years through friends, reading, contacts with other orders of Sisters. Was fortunate enough to be a guest at the Monastery last year and again this year. Thank you so much for your gracious, peaceful and loving hospitality, it has been a blessing to me. —BW

Always spiritually nourishing. Thank you!! One of the psalms we prayed said, “God’s face shines on me.” My experience here is that the sisters’ faces shine on me. —JS

Thanks to all of you for your warmth and welcome during my days of silent retreat. It has been a great gift to be in the midst of you. Thank you for beautiful liturgies and prayer—being back in an inclusive language setting is balm to my soul! I’m inspired by your dedication and perseverance to be all that God calls you to be and your resiliency in the face of challenges. You are a beacon in the life of the Church and I pray your light continues to shine on. —NS

I heard of you from a friend who as stayed in your hermitages. This was an amazing and transformative experience. I hope to come again soon and engage more with community. This was a long-needed blessing. Thank you so much for your hospitality. —AD

I am so grateful for the sheer passion, courage, and care you and your community live. I had looked forward to being in Erie for my first time. Blessings on all the sisters. —BK