All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, for he himself will say: I was a stranger and you welcomed me (Matt 25:35). The Rule of Saint Benedict.

Are you feeling like you need a time apart from the hustle and bustle of a busy secular life? The Monks are happy to announce that their small retreat house is open as of January 2024, providing space for men to come and spend some time apart in prayer and spiritual relaxation.

Come visit for a night, several days, or up to 5 nights (Tuesday-Saturday) and join the community in meals and prayer. Because we do not have a guesthouse outside of the cloister, retreats are reserved only for men. We hope that once we raise funds for the addition of restroom outside of the cloister that women will also be welcome for day retreats. Please phone us on (804) 465-1986 and ask us when the next retreat is available. Please note that our Guestmaster is only available between the hours of 8am-1130am and 1pm-4pm. Please phone only during those hours.

Daily Mass will be offered and a priest is available for confession and spiritual direction as requested. While the Benedictines pray 7 times a day, retreatants are welcome to join when they feel like it.

The suggested donation for a overnight retreat is $50 per night, including 3 meals and 2 tea-times. You can make a donation for your retreat online.

We would like to host day retreats and conferences, but the Church does not have a restroom. We hope to be able to raise the funds in the year 2024 to build a restroom.

The Church of Our Lady of Good Hope is open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. One does not need to be on retreat to come and pray at the Church. Please refer to our Horarium for regularly scheduled services.