Offering hospitality to guests is a very important part of our Benedictine practice. In Chapter 53 of his Rule, St. Benedict stipulates that all guests are to be received as Christ, who said, "I was a stranger, and you welcomed me." (Mt. 25:35)
Our guest house is open to people of all faiths for individual and group retreats and days of recollection. We also welcome writers looking for a quiet place to work, as well as out-of town guests who come to Windsor for family reunions, graduations or courses at the local Art Center. We provide a home-cooked "main meal" at noon, in addition to staples with which overnight guests can make their own breakfast and supper. The guest house has five single bedrooms, one double room, a living room, kitchen and three shared bathrooms. We also have a guest hermitage.
Guests are welcome to attend all of our worship services. A sister is available by appointment for spiritual direction; our chaplain is available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Group retreats can include one or two conferences by a sister, if the group so desires.