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Priests’ Retreat: Thriving in the Call of God

November 15, 2021 @ 11:00 am - November 19, 2021 @ 4:00 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)

PRIESTS’ RETREAT: Thriving in the Call of God
Monday, November 15 – Friday, November 19, 2021These days together will explore those elements of our spiritual and ministerial life that bring deep fulfillment and soul satisfaction: prayer, mindfulness, personal presence to others, joy in the celebration of the Eucharist and the Sacraments, and the remembering of all God’s good gifts.Father Francis Benedict has been a monk of Valyermo since 1967.   He earned an MA in Philosophy from Loyola-Marymount University and an MS in Theology from Mt. Angel in Oregon.  He was ordained a priest in 1976.  He served as the Abbey’s abbot for 16 years.  His special areas of ministry include spiritual direction, preaching retreats, and working with 12-step recovery groups.  In addition to many responsibilities at the Abbey, he now serves as the Director of Oblates.


November 15, 2021 @ 11:00 am
November 19, 2021 @ 4:00 am


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