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Programmed Retreats

Sophia Center offers a wide variety of programming designed to foster spiritual and personal growth. Grounded in the rich monastic tradition of prayer and hospitality, women and men of all faiths who are searching for God, for peace and for meaning in their lives, are welcome.

Private Retreats

At this time, we are beginning to open up to private retreatants who are fully vaccinated and boosted. In the best interest of the sisters’ health, and that of our guests, we will continue to monitor our county COVID numbers. The sisters keep Sabbath from Sunday noon through Monday evening, so ordinarily no guests are received during that time.

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Stay in our Hermitage

If you are an individual seeking a time of complete solitude, schedule time in our Just Bee hermitage. Guests are free to use the St. Scholastica Chapel and walk the beautiful grounds.. Spiritual direction and massage are available for an additional fee. Hermitage guests are responsible for their own meals.  Please note that we require guests to be fully vaccinated and boosted. Schedule a day, a weekend, a week or longer. Contact us for rates and reservations.

Massage, Reflexology or Contemplative Healing Touch

Massage is one of the best means available for reducing stress, a contributor to disease. Each session becomes a form of contemplative prayer as an atmosphere of peace and deep relaxation is created. Touch is used to help express God’s love and to support each individual’s needs for growth, healing and well-being. Sister Linda Zahner, OSB, is available by appointment to guests who are fully vaccinated and boosted. For more information, to schedule an appointment or to take advantage of one of these services, call her at 913.426.3363.

Bring your Group

Sophia is a beautiful setting for large and small church groups and organizations to conduct conferences, meetings, training workshops, planning sessions, or staff-directed retreats. Costs include conference rooms, A-V equipment, use of facilities, and meals. Sophia staff is available as needed. We are currently accepting fully vaccinated and boosted groups of 20 or fewer. The sisters keep Sabbath from Sunday noon through Monday evening so, ordinarily, no guests are received during that time.  Contact us for more information on rates and services.