Guesthouse Renovation & Expansion Campaign

“All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ.” (Rule of St. Benedict 53:1)

After years of praying, planning, and working, we are happy to announce that our newly renovated and expanded Saint Benedict Guesthouse and Retreat Center is once again open to welcome all who come!

Thanks to St. Joseph’s loving guidance, our lead donors, and the prayers of many, we will realize our vision:

  • A regional center for spiritual renewal
  • A place to encounter monastic spirituality
  • A refuge of peace and beauty for guests of all faiths (or no faith)
  • A place of retreat, fellowship and friendship for clergy, religious and lay ministers
  • A shining example of Gospel hospitality

Here is where we are today: We have gratefully received gifts and pledges that cover 92% of the total cost, with $1.4 million to go!

Will you help us raise the final $1.4 million? Please join us in completing this beautiful center for spiritual growth and renewal. Your welcome contribution – of any size that is meaningful to you – may be in the form of a one-time gift or a multi-year pledge.



Increased capacity: 30 to 43 rooms
Increased meeting space: 5,000 sq. ft.

Construction began: Summer 2017
Construction complete: Spring 2019