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During your stay at the Abbey, you are always invited to pray with the Norbertine Community:

  • Eucharistic Liturgy
    Weekdays, 4:30 p.m.
    Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
    Sunday, 10 a.m.
  • Morning Prayer
    Weekdays, 7:30 a.m.
    Saturday, 8 a.m.
    Sunday, 9 a.m.
  • Evening Prayer
    Weekdays, 5:05 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday, 5 p.m.


  • Anyone who wishes to participate in our programs and retreats should be able to do so. The Center for Spirituality will accept a donation within your means should you be unable to pay the suggested fee.
  • Overnight stays are optional for all retreats.
  • For retreats that require a non-refundable deposit upon registration, please know that the balance is due upon arrival only if full payment is not received upon registration.
  • Confirmation will be sent to you, either electronically or via postal mail, once you are registered for your retreat.
  • Register Here



    Design Your Own Retreat Experience

    Whether you are looking for a day away, an overnight retreat, or an extended time of rest and renewal, the Center for Spirituality offers a place of quiet serenity. With simply furnished rooms, delicious meals, and opportunities for prayer and reflection, we can help you design a retreat that fits your needs. Wi-Fi is available, however the Abbey provides the perfect setting to simply "unplug." Retreats must be scheduled one week in advance by calling the Center for Spirituality at 920.337.4315.

    • Meals: Breakfast – $7, Lunch – $8, Supper – $10
    • Private room: Daytime use – $20, Overnight stay – $35
    • Spiritual Direction: Sr. Judy Miller, CSJ, 920.337.4316 – $40 (per session)
    • Complimentary Abbey amenities: prayer spaces, Hildegard of Bingen reading room and library, cloister garden, spacious grounds with labyrinth and walking paths, indoor pool, sauna, and nearby Fox River biking and hiking trail

    Please note: you are always invited to pray with the Norbertine Community.



    June 13-15

    Finding God in All Things: A Silent Ignatian Retreat

    God is always inviting us into a deeper, more loving, and meaningful relationship. But do we take the time to hear the invitation? This retreat provides the perfect opportunity to grow in methods of prayer that help us walk with our Lord. Seven presentations are offered throughout the weekend followed by time for rich silence. We hope you'll come and walk with us.

    Fr. Kevin Schneider, SJ, remains a most popular retreat facilitator at the Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh and we are fortunate that he accepted our invitation to offer a preached retreat at the Center. He is a 1978 graduate of Prémontré High School and currently directs spiritual programs for the faculty and staff at Creighton Preparatory School, a Jesuit High School in Omaha, Neb. He has taught theology for years, is chaplain for many athletic teams, and has found that offering retreats over the past few years has filled him with joy and hope. Please know he is praying for you.

    Click here for the complete schedule.

    Friday 4 p.m.-Sunday 1 p.m.
    Presenter: Fr. Kevin Schneider, SJ
    Cost: $210 (includes presentations, room, meals)
    Commuters: $150 (includes presentations, meals)
    Registration and non-refundable $50 deposit required by June 9



    June 15-21

    Summer Directed Retreat

    This retreat offers a time of prayer, silence, and solitude with the daily opportunity to meet with a spiritual director. Amenities include a private room, prayer spaces, cloister garden, spacious grounds, labyrinth, nearby Fox River biking and hiking trail, and indoor pool.

    Sunday 4 p.m.-Saturday lunch
    Retreats can be scheduled for 3, 4, 5, or the entire 6 days
    Cost: $285 – 3 days; $380 – 4 days; $450 – 5 days; $495 – 6 days (includes room, meals, spiritual direction)
    Registration and non-refundable $50 deposit required by June 9



    June 18

    Ordinary Moments: Finding the Sacred in Our Everyday Lives

    Busy lives, busy days. How do we find time with the Lord when there is barely enough time for ourselves? Perhaps one of the answers is simply becoming conscious of the many sacred moments which occur within our daily lives. This "mindful living" means paying close attention to the "here and now" and becoming aware of God's grace and gifts which fill our days.

    Wednesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Facilitators: Kathie Tilot, Judy Turba
    Cost: $50 (includes presentations, lunch, refreshments, private room, Abbey amenities)
    Registration and non-refundable $10 deposit required by June 16
    Minimum 8 participants



    July 19

    Unplugged: Reconnecting with the Rhythms of Life

    Life today offers us opportunities to be more connected than ever. So why do we so often feel exhausted and unfulfilled? Perhaps we have become disconnected with the natural rhythms of life; the balance between work and rest, of activity and simply be-ing. Spend a day at the Abbey and learn simple ways to help bring balance to your life.

    Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Facilitator: Kathie Tilot
    Cost: $50 (includes presentations, lunch, refreshments, private room, Abbey amenities)
    Registration and non-refundable $10 deposit required by July 14 | Minimum 8 participants


    August 6

    Centering Prayer Retreat

    Centering prayer is a method of silent prayer which helps us open our minds and hearts to God beyond
    thoughts, words, and emotions. It is a way of resting in God, consenting to God's presence and action within.
    In this day-long retreat, learn the four simple steps of Centering prayer, explore the background of this ancient
    Christian prayer form, and experience several periods of time with God in the silence.

    Please note: Centering prayer is offered Tuesday mornings at 7:10 a.m. Click here for more information.

    Wednesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Facilitator: Kathie Tilot
    Cost: $50 (includes presentations, lunch, refreshments, private room, Abbey amenities)
    Registration and non-refundable $10 deposit required by August 4 | Minimum 8 participants



    August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11

    Day of Prayer and Reflection

    "This lovely day was both relaxing and powerful. Wonderful options were provided, but the
    real grace was the atmosphere that was created for God and me to spend time together."

    Imagine a day filled with a variety of prayer forms, Scripture study, and Mass. Or imagine a day of nothing but quiet and solitude. Both are possible. Optional sessions on identifying prayer forms, Centering prayer, and Scripture study are offered, or you can choose to spend time alone in the many prayer spaces of St. Norbert Abbey. You design the day according to your needs. What could be better than a day away–with your God?

    Tuesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (optional 4:30 p.m. Mass followed by 5:05 p.m. Evening Prayer)
    Facilitator: Sr. Judy Miller, CSJ
    Cost: $40 (includes orientation, lunch, refreshments, private room, Abbey amenities)
    Registration and non-refundable $10 deposit required one week prior to each session



    September 5-6, 2014; January 23-24, May 8-9, August 14-15, 2015

    Mindful Living through the Year: Seasons of the Spiritual Life

    Seasons of the Spiritual Life is a retreat in four parts. Participants gather for four overnight retreats–one in each of the seasons of the year–fall, winter, spring, and summer. We will immerse ourselves in the lives we have been given, exploring the seasons of our vocations, our relationships, and our own first-hand experience of daily life. Using Scripture, poetry, and the practice of mindful awareness, we explore what it means to live the spiritual life moment by precious moment. The natural cycle of life through the year provides a wonderful lens through which to consider our ever-changing lives.

    Please note: this program serves as a follow-up to previous programs in Mindfulness practice (Managing Stress: Practicing Mindfulness in Daily Life and Mindfulness in Daily Life). However, no previous mindfulness training is required. Each retreat follows a similar structure; participants gather on Friday evenings and the retreat concludes
    mid-afternoon on Saturdays.

    Friday, 7 p.m.-Saturday, 3 p.m.
    Facilitator: Pastor Lee Goodwin, ELCA
    Cost: $100 per session (includes presentations, room, meals)
    Commuters: $75 per session (includes presentations, meals)
    Registration and non-refundable $25 deposit required one week prior to each session
    Minimum 10 participants per session



    October 18

    Sustaining the Spiritual Life Retreat

    Our ongoing unfolding life with God, like any other relationship, calls for regular renewal. This day is an opportunity to join with others who want to nurture their living relationship with the Giver of Life and includes time for silence, sharing, and reflection on spiritual practices and some common readings. This day is intended for former participants of the Deepening the Spiritual Life program, however it is not a prerequisite for attendance.

    Please note: an opportunity for staying overnight and eating meals at the Abbey is available for an additional fee.

    Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Facilitators: Pastor Lee Goodwin, ELCA, Sr. Judy Miller, CSJ
    Cost: $50
    Registration and non-refundable $10 deposit required by October 13 | Minimum 10 participants



    September 12-14, November 15, 2014; January 10, March 21, May 1-3, 2015

    Deepening the Spiritual Life

    Deepening the Spiritual Life is a nine-month program for men and women of any religious tradition who seek to nurture their spiritual lives. The program begins and ends with a weekend retreat, and in between gathers participants for three half-day mini-retreats–all in the sacred environment of St. Norbert Abbey.

    Click here for more information on the Deepening the Spiritual Life web page.


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