Come and See Weekend

Monastic Experience Retreats

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Monastic life is not a theoretical thing. It is a reality which is lived in a specific place and with specific community of men. If you think that God is calling you to monastic life at St. Gregory’s Abbey, we offer you the opportunity to come and see what our life and our community is like.

Throughout the year we hold monastic experience retreats at the abbey to allow men between the ages of 18 and 45 the opportunity to experience our life for a weekend. These retreats are housed within the enclosure of the monastery and our guest can have the time to read and pray as they consider God’s call to them. Our guests live the horarium of the weekend, receive conferences from the Abbot and Vocation Director, engage in a bit of manual work, and get to know some of the other members of the community.

If you would like to join us for one of these weekend retreats, please contact the vocation director, Fr. Boniface Copelin, O.S.B., at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Benedictine monks of St. Gregory’s Abbey, serving God and the Church in Oklahoma since 1876.