People come to Mepkin Abbey on retreat for many reasons.
- Some are making major life decisions (new job, marriage, retirement, etc.) and want to take time away to decide their next steps.
- Some come for what might be called a short sabbatical, just to “get away” for a while.
- Some come looking for more “meaning” to their daily lives.
- Most come for spiritual renewal and renourishment.
An individual retreat offers one the opportunity to set one’s retreat format while emphasizing silence, personal prayer and reflection. Retreatants are also invited to join the monks in their public prayer as often as desired. Spiritual Mentoring for a 30-minute meeting with a monk and the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation are available.
Group retreats are also offered around such themes as Initial Retreats for Elders, Care for Caregivers Retreats, Urban Contemplatives Retreats, Contemplative Retreats and other themed retreats.