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

  • 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
  • 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

 
 

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 welcoming me into your communal prayer. You make it truly an encounter with God. —MQ

I return home rested, renewed and re-oriented in my dedication to love and serve God in my daily life. —JW

Found you on the Internet when looking for monasteries in the Erie area. We hope to return here some day, God willing. Thank you. —DH

I don’t recall how I heard of you, except perhaps online, when I was looking for a hermitage. It was more than 10 years ago now. It is a beautiful ministry of hospitality that you offer, and I’m grateful to you. —LR

Thank you for being such an oasis in the sometimes confrontational, stressful world. —MH

Thank you for the wonderful retreat time. I feel very refreshed and recharged. The hermitage was perfect as was the food, company, morning and evening praise, music and language. I loved it all and will cherish it. —GW

Thank you for once again sharing your lovely home with me. This is 16 years I have been spending a week resting in God’s presence in the silence. I continue to give thanks for you. —EM