Ski & Spirituality Retreat

Friday - Sunday, Feb. 15-17, 2019

Reservations are FULL for this event as of Feb 11, 2019.

Led by Fr. Joseph Feders with help from Abbey Arboretum ski trail guides Fr. Nick Kleespie and Fr. Lew Grobe, and Steve and Terree Lindvall (former owners of Fitzharris Ski & Sport).

All inclusive pricing

Abbey Guesthouse rooms (single or double), full meal plan, wine & cheese, ski lessons, spirituality class, ski guides, ski equipment

All activities are optional

Set your own schedule for the weekend - skiing, learning, walking, meditating, reading, relaxing.

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  • Single room with all meals and activities: $260
  • Double room with all meals and activities for 2: $460
    Upgrade to a suite for 2 for an additional $40

$50 of every registration goes to Outdoor U to a designated fund for ski trail grooming and grooming equipment.

NO REFUNDS AFTER NOON ON FEB 8, 2019 except in case of event cancellation.

2019 Weekend Schedule

All meals are served in the Guesthouse Dining Room. All prayer services with the monastic community are in the Abbey Church. Both Catholics and non-Catholics are welcome. Please arrive at least ten minutes before each prayer time for seating.

Friday, February 15

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Supper at Guesthouse
7:00 p.m. Evening Prayer
8:00 p.m. Introduction to retreat in Guesthouse Library followed by fellowship with wine and cheese with Fr. Lew Grobe and Fr. Nick Kleespie

Saturday, February 16

6:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
7:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
8:15 Spiritual Conference with Fr. Joseph Feders, O.S.B.
9:15 - 11:15 a.m. Skiing, hiking, etc.
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Saint John's Pottery open for tours
11:30 a.m. Eucharist in Abbey Church
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Skiing, hiking, etc.
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Supper
7:00 Prayer - Vigil of Sunday
8:00 p.m. Spiritual conference/Discussion in Guesthouse library with Fr. Lew Grobe, with wine & cheese

Sunday, February 17

6:30 - 8:30 a.m.                      Breakfast
7:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Skiing, hiking, etc.
9:30 a.m. Spiritual Conference/Discussion with Fr. Nick Kleespie
10:30 a.m.  Eucharist
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.   Lunch
1:00 p.m. Checkout - guests can store luggage in the lobby closet and continue to ski
Retreat ends Ski on your own as long as you want