An Oasis of Peace

Saint Benedict Center, an oasis of peace, is a non-profit, ecumenical retreat and conference center founded by the Missionary Benedictines of Christ the King Priory. As Benedictines we share our hospitality and spirituality with those who search for personal and spiritual growth. We welcome individuals and groups of all Christian denominations as they seek God in a peaceful and quiet setting. We provide an atmosphere that is conducive to prayer, rest, and renewal for laity, clergy and religious.

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The facility sits on 160 acres of farmland across the road from Christ the King Priory in Schuyler. We offer a place of retreat for seekers of God and for people who are tired of living in a noisy world and want to be alone in order to listen to the Lord.

We invite individuals for private or directed retreats. We offer retreat programs that help to get in touch with the mystery of God within us and in all reality and that give guidance toward a healthy and more authentic spirituality, but also toward better self-knowledge and toward coping with difficult human situations. Please see our Retreats Schedule if you would like to participate in one of these programs. We are also a conference center and offer 102 beds for overnight stays.

St. Benedict’s hospitality should be like an oasis in the desert of life where people can find spring waters of new life and a place of rest and relaxation in the shadow of God’s presence.
— Abbot Fidelis Ruppert, OSB

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THEIR STAY AT ST. BENEDICT CENTER:

  • This is paradise, holy ground, a place to find God.
  • I was treated like a welcomed and valued guest — I was made to feel special.
  • My husband and I have not stayed at a cleaner, more beautiful place.
  • The staff was so friendly and hospitable. I was treated warmly and with dignity.
  • Your food is phenomenal. Thank you, you can feel the love in every bite. The food and the manner it was presented was great.
  • I left with a heart overflowing with joy, peace and gratitude.
  • I liked going over to the monastery to participate in the prayer times and at the Eucharist.