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

My husband found your link on the Internet while searching for Benedictine monasteries. Thank you so much for providing the hermitages for “listening points”—what a crucial ministry in this day and age of sensory overload and frenetic lifestyles. The solitude and silence along with the hospitable reception by the sisters provided wonderful soul care. I’m leaving with a refreshed soul, a peaceful mind and a rested body, thanks to you. — KR

For hospitality, kindness, gentleness of spirit, there is no finer place in the world. —JB

I can’t thank you enough for opening up your home this weekend to us. The hospitality and love I felt is what the bible teaches us as followers of Jesus…Thank you for letting me experience heaven on earth. —ST

While I certainly had as much as I needed of silence and solitude, it was quickly apparent to me that I needed you as well. I needed to pray with you, share meals with you, laugh with you. You have added so much depth and richness to my time here, simply be being who you are individually and by living the legendary Benedictine hospitality so fully. —SG