AUTUMN ARTISTS’ RETREAT 2022

Saint Andrew's Abbey 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA

This retreat is open to artists at all levels including beginners. Photographers, sculptors and writers are also welcome to come and experience the colors and beauty of the high desert […]

THE BENEDICTINE PRACTICE OF HUMILITY VIA ZOOM 2022

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Thomas Merton wrote that the goal of monastic life was purity of heart, ". . . a clear unobstructed vision of the true state of affairs, an intuitive grasp of […]

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

Saint Andrew's Abbey 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA

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 […]

EDITH STEIN: Her Journey from Darkness into Light

Saint Andrew's Abbey 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA

Join us as we reflect on the life and times of Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, a brilliant philosopher and poet, a mystic and searcher of the truth, and a […]

PRIESTS’ RETREAT: Thriving in the Call of God

Saint Andrew's Abbey 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA

These 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 […]

RETIRO de ADVIENTO

Adviento significa "venida." Es el tiempo en que los cristianos nos preparamos para la vendida del Señor. Se dice que el Antiguo Testamento fue el gran tiempo de espera y […]

THANKSGIVING AT VALYERMO 2022

Saint Andrew's Abbey 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA

This non-directed retreat provides time to reflect on all God has given to us and to enjoy the festive celebration of Thanksgiving with the monastic community. 

ADVENT RETREAT 2022

Saint Andrew's Abbey 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA

On this first weekend of Advent we will offer a potpourri of monastic insights, enabling participants to experience the Advent season as a time rooted in scripture, history, art, music, […]

AMMAS, MONKS, & ARCHETYPES 2022

Saint Andrew's Abbey 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA

This retreat will take a look at 4 monastic figures: Amma Syncletica, St. Benedict, St. Hildegard, and Thomas Merton and their corresponding archetypes: the warrior, the sage, the visionary, and […]

MYSTCS OF LIGHT & DARKNESS 2022

Saint Andrew's Abbey 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA

In this workshop we will study the interrelationship between the traditional Christian contemplative paths of apophatic (imageless, simple, "dazzling dark") prayer and kataphatic (image-filled, complex,"bright") prayer. We will reflect on […]

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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