Some men and women may wish to spend several nights in the St. Francis Retreat Center for the purpose of a spiritual retreat. These retreats are scheduled from Monday afternoon to Friday morning and from Friday afternoon to Monday morning. Week-long retreats may also be available depending on availability from Monday to Monday, or Friday to Friday for the purpose of a private spiritual retreat.
- Rooms provided include a bed, desk, reading chair, and private bath. Bed linens, towels, and soap are provided. Married couples can be accommodated in adjoining rooms.
- Retreatants take their meals together in a dining facility adjacent to the monastic community’s refectory, with the same vegetarian diet and observing the same silence as the monks. During the main meal at noon a book is read aloud by one of the monks for the benefit of all.
- Retreatants may attend any and all prayer services in the Abbey Church and have a designated section in the monastic choir to accommodate them, if they so desire. One of the monks assists the retreatants with the order of prayer so as to facilitate their full participation.
- Spiritual counseling and sacramental reconciliation (Confession) are available upon request. The Clare Boothe Luce Library is open to retreatants Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Advance reservations are required as is prior notice of cancellation. Retreatants’ donations are gratefully accepted and encouraged to help us continue our mission. Twelve people can be accommodated at any one time.
(843) 761 – 8509
1098 Mepkin Abbey Rd
Moncks Corner, SC 29461