Daylesford Abbey’s Spirituality and Retreat Center provides an ideal setting for your private and personal retreat. The Spirituality and Retreat Center welcomes people of all faith denominations, spiritualities and prayer groups, as well as persons of all ethnic and racial backgrounds. Retreatants are invited to design their own retreat, with options for directed and silent retreats.
Schedule Your Retreat
Retreats should be scheduled at least one week in advance by calling the Spirituality Center at (610) 601-8702.
Private Room: Daytime use offering: $30
Per Night Pricing: $105 for first night, $80 each additional night (includes meals)
Weekend Retreat: (Friday to Sunday): $185 per person (includes meals)
Five Day Retreat: $425 per person
*A $50.00 deposit is requested, with payment in full due upon arrival.
Complimentary Abbey Amenities
- Prayer spaces, Mary Garden and Heil Garden
- The Abbot Killeen Library
- Spacious grounds with outdoor gardens, walking paths, wildlife pond, and springhouse
- Nearby Fox Hollow Trail
- Wi-fi (although the abbey provides the perfect setting to simply “unplug”)
Design Your Own Retreat – With opportunities for prayer and reflection, simply-furnished rooms, and delicious meals, we can help you design a retreat that fits your needs.
Prayer with the Norbertine Community – You are always invited to pray with the Norbertine community. Prayer times can be found online at daylesford.org or on the information sheet in your private room.
Spiritual Direction/Sacrament of Reconciliation – Spiritual direction is a one-to-one meeting with a trained spiritual director providing the opportunity to grow in an awareness of God’s movements within ones life. Contact Mick Dolan or Maria Lynch, Spiritual Direction Coordinators (610) 647-2530 ext. 1020 to schedule a spiritual direction meeting during your retreat. We suggest a sliding scale of $40 to $60 a session which is shared between the director and the Spirituality Center. It is, however, our desire that no one is turned away for financial reasons, so partial scholarships are available.
For the Sacrament of Reconciliation, please contact our receptionist at (610) 647-2530 ext. 1001 to make an appointment.
Outdoor Stations of the Cross – The Stations of the Cross, the Way of the Cross, the Way of Sorrows or the Via Crucis, all refer to the journey Jesus Christ traveled from the time He was condemned to death until His Body was placed in a burial tomb, concluding with His Easter Rising, the 15th Station. When we pray the Stations, it is not for the purpose of undertaking a historical remembering of what occurred but to show us what is happening now – what is happening within each of us. The reason for praying the Stations of the Cross is to enter into the mystery of Jesus’ gift of himself for us – to experience his means of transforming suffering through love. We do this “through, with and in him”, step by step, learning how this plan of love can be carried out by us today.
“I find this community deeply spiritual and welcoming of all who enter, Catholic and non-Catholic alike. If one is seeking a place to worship, belong to a spiritual community, and learn about scripture and theology, this is the place to be. I feel richer every time I go there.” Deeply Spiritual