Join the Peace Center staff and people from around the country on Zoom for these morning Advent and Lenten retreats. Our Triduum retreat in April is residential, joining the Sisters for liturgy.

Learn more about our seasonal retreats:
Lenten RetreatTriduum Retreat | Advent Retreat

You can schedule a silent personal retreat at any time. We also offer several other spiritual growth opportunities at our retreat center.

Lenten Retreat

A Season of Forgiveness

Saturday, February 17, 2024, 9:30 – 11:30 am

Trust in our merciful God empowers our choice to “forgive those who have sinned against us” and opens us to the gift of inner healing.

This retreat will take place on Zoom and include prayer times and short presentations, followed by personal reflection. Dialogue in breakout groups is an integral part of this experience. 

Registration Closes: February 15, 2024

2024 Retreat Brochure

Triduum Retreat

Holy Thursday, March 28 to Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024

Come, enter the silence, and experience the rich liturgies of this Triduum Retreat with the monastic community at Sacred Heart Monastery in Yankton, South Dakota. These sacred three days are the holiest days of the Church year when we celebrate the events embracing the central mystery of the Incarnation. The Benedictine Sisters invite you to join them in this extended time of quiet, prayerful silence, and the rich liturgical celebration of the PASSION, DEATH, and RESURRECTION of CHRIST. This Holy Week retreat begins at 4:00 p.m. on March 28, Holy Thursday, and ends with a festive noon dinner on Easter Sunday.

The Benedictine Peace Center staff will welcome you to this time of silence.

We are currently accepting fully vaccinated and boosted residential retreatants at the Benedictine Peace Center.  Should there be an increase in COVID rates in our area, please know that we may need to add restrictions and protocols.

 Personal silent retreats may be arranged at another time that better fits your schedule.

For more information, download a brochure or flyer.

To make reservations, contact us at benedictinepeacectr@yanktonbenedictines.orgor call (605) 668-6292.  Space is limited.

Advent Retreat

The Advent season is a restorative time.  It is a season for discovering fresh hope in the liturgical texts and in the consoling reassurance God has already made good on the promise of redemption.

Longing for God

Thursday, November 30, 2023

9:30-11:30 a.m.

longing for god

As the deer longs for running streams…my soul longs for You, My God!

Psalm 42

This half-day online retreat calls participants to be in touch with the longing for God we each experience, the desire for friendship, and a loving intimacy with the God who loves us unconditionally.

As we pause to get in touch with the deepest longings of our hearts, we walk with the people of Old Testament days as they longed for a Savior.

  • What were they really longing for?
  • What images spoke to their hearts?
  • How did they express their longing in prayer?

With song, prayer, silent reflection, times of sharing, and brief presentations, we will open up the Scriptural riches of this season of longing for the coming of God anew in our lives, finding hope in New Testament stories of

  • Promise and Fulfillment
  • Simeon and Anna
  • Zachary’s Canticle

Feel free to share our 2023 Advent Retreat Brochure with your friends and family.

For more information about future programs, contact the Benedictine Peace Center staff at