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)
Because of the pandemic, we have modified the hospitality offerings as described below for the time being. We are currently asking guests who have not been fully vaccinated to bring and prepare their own food, to avoid socializing with other guests, especially indoors, and to refrain from joning us for the Divine Office. These restrictions do not apply to fully vaccinated guests. Please call the monastery or check this space for updates.
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 other local events. 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 two guest hermitages, each consisting of a one-room cabin with a kitchen area and bathroom with shower.
Guests are welcome to attend all of our worship services. A sister is available by appointment for spiritual direction. Group retreats can include one or two conferences by a sister, if the group so desires.