Daylesford Abbey Retreat and Spirituality Center


Love takes on many forms. What does love look like in the face of the present Coronavirus pandemic? How might we show loving concern for those here in the Abbey and for those who would come for retreat?

  • If you are ill or in any other way are not feeling 100%, please stay home. Come to us when you are showing no symptoms of ill health.
  • If you have been recently exposed to someone with Covid19 or another illness, please stay home. We know that you wouldn’t want to be the source of infecting others.
  • If you become ill at any point during your stay with us, please notify Abbey staff and return home.
  • Please take care of and responsibility for your own health. Be sure to eat healthy, hydrate, get enough sleep, exercise, maintain meaningful relationships, pray, and discuss additional measures you can take for improved wellness with your doctors and health professionals.

All visitors are asked to sit in the nave of the church during Mass and prayer times.

Our facilities are deep cleaned and sanitized regularly. Frequently touched surfaces and objects such as handrails, doorknobs, desks, tables, switches, computers, keyboards, and phones are cleaned and disinfected regularly. Supplies including hand sanitizer, sinks, anti-bacterial soap, paper towels, and cleaning wipes are available as needed throughout the facility.

We do ask everyone to follow CDC and Pennsylvania State guidelines for face-coverings and physical distancing when applicable.

We are all challenged by the restrictions required by this pandemic. This challenge should prove our faith and not impede it. By showing our concern for all those around us, we are showing that our faith is built around our love for God and all God’s people.

Thank you for your cooperation.