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 continue to remain closed for private retreats in the best interest of the sisters’ health, and that of our guests. We continue to monitor and re-evaluate what is best for all involved and hope that soon we will be able to again accept reservations for private retreats. Once we are able to do so, we will announce it on our website and Facebook and include it in our monthly eNewsletter. If you are not already receiving our eNewsletter and would like to, you can sign-up for that here.

Stay in our Hermitage

If you are an individual seeking a time of complete solitude, schedule time in our Just Bee hermitage. Although at this time we are not yet able to welcome our hermitage guests into the monastery to dine with the sisters or join them in prayer, guests are free to use the St. Scholastica Chapel, walk the beautiful grounds, and relax in Sophia Center. Hermitage guests are responsible for their own meals. Spiritual direction and massage are available for an additional fee.  Please note that we currently require guests to have been vaccinated. Schedule a day, a weekend, a week, or a month. 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. 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. Sophia Center has 27 bedrooms with 38 beds available for overnight retreats. Contact us for more information on rates and services.