Explore the Abbey Grounds

Visitors are welcome to explore trails throughout nearly 1,500 acres of knobs, lakes and forest west of Monks Road. Printed maps are available at the Retreat House and Welcome Center. You can also use the interactive version below. Zoom in to see hiking trails and landmarks.

Day Visits

In God's providence monasteries are holy places not only for those who are of
the household of the faith but for all persons of good will. - OCSO Constitutions

All are welcome to attend church services and walk the grounds. In addition our Welcome Center is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” - Mark 6:31

We offer silent, self-guided retreats for men and women of all faiths year round. Our retreat house provides clean, simple rooms, three meals a day and freedom to seek God away from the noise of the world.

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