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

Take time to nurture your soul. Join women and men of all faiths who come for solitude in the form of a private retreat. Reserve a quiet time for peace and relaxation, prayer and contemplation. You will have a private room and can join the monastic community for prayer and meals. Pray in our beautiful chapels, read in the library, walk our grounds. Spiritual direction and message are available at additional cost. Contact us for rates or to reserve a room.

Stay in our Hermitage

If you are an individual seeking a time of complete solitude, schedule time in our Just Bee hermitage. Hermitage guests may join the monastic community for worship, use the chapels and libraries, and walk the beautiful grounds. Spiritual direction and massage are available for an additional fee. Schedule a day, a weekend, a week or a month. A noon meal option is available or all meals may be cooked at the hermitage. 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.