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Guess What’s Coming For Dinner!: A Cooking Retreat/Workshop

November 8, 2021 @ 11:00 am - November 11, 2021 @ 7:00 am


* If within 2 days of making your online reservation you do not receive an electronic receipt from “St. Andrew’s Abbey Retreats”, please notify us by contacting the Retreat Office.

* If the event is listed as sold out please call us for real time availability and waiting list.

Please note: Until further notice, proof of COVID-19 vaccinations is required for any “in-house” retreat stays. In order to accommodate those who choose to opt-out, we are doing our best to continue offering various retreats online via ZOOM. Your support during this time is greatly appreciated. May God bless you all. For any questions or more information please call our retreat office at 661-944-2178 or email retreats@valyermo.com


St. Andrew’s Abbey Retreat Office

661 944 2178


* Office hours are from 8:30am-5:00pm (closed for mass and lunch 11:45am-1:30pm)

* Check in time starts at 3:00pm.   Check out time is 10:00am (exceptions may apply)


GUESS WHAT’S COMING FOR DINNER!: A Cooking Retreat/Workshop

Monday, November 8-Thursday, November 11, 2021

Once upon a time, up in the cold north, there was an elderly widower who grew quite fond of making a different soup each night of the week.  You wouldn’t believe what edible riches and delights the winter months provide for the pot on the stove.  Come and spend a week of learning and fun in the monastery kitchen.  Taste and see how good different veggies go together with legumes, with rice, with squash, mushrooms, breads…you get the idea!

Fr. Isaac Kalina has been a monk of Valyermo since 1984.  Having completed his theological degree in Rome at Collegio Sant’Anselmo, he was ordained a priest in 1989.  He has served the Abbey as Prior, Sub-prior, Kitchenmaster, Youth Director, Assistant Novicemaster, Vocation Director, and Juniormaster.  He is involved in retreats and workshops, bilingual ministry, 12-step recovery, addiction counseling, spiritual direction, and grief coaching.


November 8, 2021 @ 11:00 am
November 11, 2021 @ 7:00 am


Saint Andrew’s Abbey
31001 N. Valyermo Road
Valyermo, CA 93563 United States

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Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find

knock and the door will open to you.

Matthew 7:7