daylesford norbertine abbey catholic retreatSummer: A time for vacations, trips, excursions, rest, and relaxation. Summer might be the perfect time to make a visit or a retreat to Daylesford Abbey’s Spirituality Center too. With more free time on our hands, might we make use of some of this time by deepening our relationship with God?

There are many ways and opportunities to do this, and Daylesford Abbey provides these opportunities. “The Spirituality Center is an environment of hospitality and inclusivity. The Spirituality Center is here to assist all longing for a deepening sense of personal and communal spiritual growth.”

A variety of faith-nurturing experiences and programs are available. “In the spirit and charism of our founder St. Norbert, known as a minister of peace & reconciliation, our goal is always to foster that same reconciliation — with God, self, and others.” Peace! Reconciliation! So needed in these troubled times.

You can sign up for a private retreat? Not sure if this is something for you. Take a few minutes to watch this video.   You can even share the video link with a family member, relative or friend who might want to go on a retreat too.

Scheduling a Retreat

Worried about cost? Daytime use offering is only $40 Per Night Pricing: $115 for first night, $90 each additional night (includes meals) Weekend Retreat (Friday to Sunday): $205 per person (includes meals) Directed Retreats are available. Please inquire for more details. Custom retreat lengths available upon request. *A $50.00 deposit is requested, with payment with full payment due upon arrival.

We do ask everyone to follow CDC and Pennsylvania State guidelines for face-coverings and physical distancing when applicable. “All visitors are asked to sit in the nave of the church during Mass and prayer times.” Facilities are deep cleaned and sanitized regularly, and hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial soap are available throughout the Abbey.

Do you belong to a prayer group, Bible Study Group, RCIA team, Catechetical team? Are you interested in gathering some friends and acquaintances and starting a regular prayer group?

Daylesford Abbey Spirituality Center is a wonderful place for a group retreat. The Spirituality Center welcomes people of all faith denominations, as well as persons of all ethnic and racial backgrounds.

Special programs and retreats are scheduled throughout the year and are held during the day, in the evenings, or on weekends. We welcome outside groups to hold retreats, conferences, meetings, workshops, and activities on our grounds.

Retreats should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance by calling the Spirituality Center at (610) 601-8702. or email

Spirituality Center Retreat Amenities

norbertine daylesford abbey spirituality center catholic retreatRooms are air-conditioned, and there are single and double rooms. There is an elevator and handicap accessible entrance. At the Spirituality Center you do not have to worry about cooking. A full-service dining hall is onsite with meals available for those with dietary restrictions. Guest rooms include Sheets and blankets, Pillows and pillowcases, and Towels Sinks & Mirrors.

There is a Retreatant Lounge which Includes: Alarm clocks, Coffee Maker, Coffee/Tea Supplies, Electric Tea Kettle, iron and ironing board, paper products, and a Refrigerator where guests can keep any special dietary items they need.

Also, there is a Telephone, Television and Toaster, although it might be renewing and restful to spend a few days without television.

Quiet! Peace! No Cooking! Sound like a vacation yet? Well, there is more! At the spirituality center retreatants have access to beautiful gardens for meditation, the Abbot Killeen library, and private rooms for meditation, confession, and counseling.

There are four different rooms for group meetings, plus the atrium and abbey dining hall, which can accommodate up to 150 guests. The dining hall has buffet style service and can also provide hot or cold continental breakfast. These rooms can accommodate a variety of large and small groups.  There are several communal areas for group prayer. Groups can hold Mass or Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at any time.

For those who love to experience God through nature, Daylesford Abbey has eighty acres of beautiful land, including the Hill of the Cross, The Heil Garden, The Mary Garden, the Stations of the Cross Garden and The Meditation Garden

It is even so quiet and peaceful, that deer come to visit on the grounds!

Stations of the Cross: Many think that the Stations of the Cross are something people pray during Lent or in Holy Week. The Stations of the Cross reflect occasions we encounter in our everyday life. The abbey has prepared twelve unique meditations for the stations.

Group Retreats

Daylesford Abbey’s Spirituality Center provides a magnificent site for your unique retreat or event. Reflecting the Norbertine charism, All Are Welcome.

The Spirituality Center welcomes people of all faith denominations, spiritualities and prayer groups, as well as persons of all ethnic and racial backgrounds. Special programs and retreats are scheduled throughout the year and are held during the day, in the evenings, or on weekends.

A variety of events can be hosted: retreats, conferences, meetings, workshops, and activities. Imagine having a start of the year in-service on the Abbey grounds, or even a technology workshop, a leadership brainstorming meeting, or a training session for supplemental staff and other support personnel.

Next year Administrative Professional Day, formerly known as National Secretaries Day, is April 26, 2023. Imagine the delight of the administrative professionals in your organization as they drive up to the beautiful Daylesford Abbey grounds.

August is a perfect time for new staff workshops, and once again the Daylesford Abbey Spirituality Center is an excellent location. Call (610) 601-8702 or email for more information and to reserve your date and time.

RCIA team members and those involved in the RCIA process as well as Confirmation candidates, could learn about Jesus’s Passion and Death, and then pray the Stations at Daylesford Abbey.

These stations could be a great conversation starter for Inquirers in the RCIA process and a visit to Daylesford Abbey can be a perfect Mystagogy event, as the newly initiated gather to share their stories.

Imagine gathering with the newly initiated, the RCIA team members and the Norbertine priests for Evening Prayer Monday through Sunday at 4:30 pm.

Lastly, if you are looking for that perfect gift, consider Retreat Gift Cards, for a priest, a parish staff member, a friend or relative, or anyone who you would like to gift with a time of peace, quiet and tranquility. There are single day retreat gift cards, weekend retreat gift cards and 5-day retreat gift cards.

A Great Gift

A retreat at Daylesford may be the perfect gift for a family member, friend or loved one.  Click here to purchase a gift card.