Ministry Center: Retreat House
All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ.
-Rule of St. Benedict.
The Ministry Center is the guest/retreat house for Monastery of the Ascension. It is a
modern, spacious facility completed in 1994. There are 16 rooms in two wings, each room
with two twin beds and a complete bathroom. Each residential wing has a large, naturally lit
lounge for reflection and reading. For larger retreats there is a large auditorium and
spacious dining room that looks out to a shaded lawn and patio.
At Monastery of the Ascension, our main ministry or outreach to the community is to offer
Benedictine hospitality. The community offers periodic retreats for the general public or
for special needs. We also respond to
requests for special retreats. We are ecumenically minded and welcome other church
denominations and groups who wish to use the Center for their retreats and workshops.
The Center is a favorite for youth and quilters' retreats for groups throughout Southern Idaho.
Individuals find the peace of the Monastery a very relaxing retreat from the stress of
everyday life. We welcome individual requests for days of prayer and retreat. Guests are
welcome to join us for our daily prayer and Eucharist and often eat with the monastic
community. The monks are available for individual counseling and guidance. All
scheduling of group and private retreats is done with the Guestmaster,
The suggested offerings for staying at the monastery are:
$30.00 per night
$25.00 per night
For groups there is an additional facility fee of
$8.00 per day per person
(not to exceed $150.00).
*To make arrangements for personal retreats or group retreat, contact Fr. Norbert:
email@example.com at (208) 324-2377 ext. 210.
* Please Call or Email to Register for Road Scholar Program
(To Register: www.roadscholar.org)
(for Further Information Call Fr. Hugh Feiss: (208) 761-9389)
Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel) Programs:
May 28 - June 3,2018: Road Scholar: Geology of the Snake River Plain
June 11 - 17,2018: Road Scholar: Quilting
June 25 - July 1,2018: Road Scholar: Quilting
July 9 - 15,2018: Road Scholar: English Monarchs
July 23 - 29,2018: Road Scholar: Knitting
====> Scheduled Events for 2017
Sept 14 - 17, 2017: Come & See: Southern Deanery Parishes: MEN
Oct 5 - 8, 2017: Come & See: Southern Deanery Parishes: WOMEN
Oct 27 - 9, 2017: Centering Prayer Reteat
Nov 3 - 5, 2017: Oblate Retreat
Nov 10 - 12, 2017: Knitting retreat
Nov 17 - 19, 2017: Spanish-Speaking Marriage Encounter
==> Scheduled Events for the Upcoming Year 2018
Feb 18 - 23,2018: Monastic Community Retreat
Feb 23 - 25,2018: Oblate Retreat
Mar 15,2018: Southern Idaho Deanery Meeting
Apr 13 - 15,2018: Knitting Retreat
Oct 12 - 14,2018: Spanish-Speaking Marriage Encounter
Nov 2 - 4,2018: Oblate Retreat