Private Retreats at Daylesford Abbey’s
Spirituality & Retreat Center

Daylesford Abbey’s Spirituality and Retreat Center provides an ideal setting of peace and serenity 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.

All private retreats are self-guided. You are welcome to join the Norbertine community for daily prayer and Mass. If you wish to receive Spiritual Direction or the Sacrament of Reconciliation, both are available upon request in advance when booking your retreat.

While on retreat, you will have access to an extensive collection of spiritual books and periodicals in the Abbot Killeen Library, the beautiful spaces of Our Lady of the Assumption Church, the Divine Word Chapel, and the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, and courtyards.

Outside, retreatants are encouraged to enjoy the Abbey grounds which feature the Wooded Stations of the Cross, Mary Garden, St. Francis Garden, Hill of the Cross, Chapel of the Baptist and springhouse pond. The Fox Hollow trail is a paved pathway intersecting the Abbey driveway. It is a 2 mile out-and-back trail around the front perimeter of the Abbey grounds.

Schedule Your Retreat

Retreats should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance by calling the Spirituality Center at

(610) 601-8702.

Private Retreat Information


Private Room: Daytime use offering: $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 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 chapel
  • 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 CommunityYou are always invited to pray with the Norbertine community. Prayer times can be found online at 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.
Directed Retreats are available. Please inquire well in advance as we will arrange a spiritual director to accompany you.

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.”