On March 17, 2020, Bishop Peter Christensen announced the closing of public liturgical services throughout the Diocese of Boise, due to COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, the Monastery is closing all retreat reservations, the giftshop and public celebration of liturgical Offices and Masses until April 13, and/or until further notice. We will be monitoring this situation and will attempt to resume normal operations as soon as possible. We at the Monastery will continue to pray the Divine Office and Celebrate the Mass as a community.

Those wanting sacramental reconciliation or spiritual direction, please make an appointment.

The Monastery of the Ascension is a community of about a dozen Benedictine monks which has been in Southern Idaho since 1965. We live a life of prayer, work and reading, according to the Rule of St. Benedict. We also serve the Catholic Church and the people of Southern Idaho through various ministries: parochial work, retreats, teaching and scholarship, ecumenical activities, counseling and spiritual direction, and social service.