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, in the best interest of the sisters’ health, and that of our guests, Sophia Center and Mount St. Scholastica Monastery remain closed to visitors through the end of 2020. While we greatly miss having visitors, we hold you all in prayer and are very glad to now be making offerings available to you online. We will continue to add more and hope that you will be able to “join” us in that way. While we hope to open again at the beginning of the new year, things remain uncertain, so at this time we are not taking any reservations for 2021. Once we are able to fully reopen, 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

At this time, in the best interest of the sisters’ health, and that of our guests, Sophia Center and Mount St. Scholastica Monastery remain closed to visitors through the end of 2020. While we greatly miss having visitors, we hold you all in prayer and are very glad to now be making offerings available to you online. We will continue to add more and hope that you will be able to “join” us in that way. While we hope to open again at the beginning of the new year, things remain uncertain, so at this time we are not taking any reservations for 2021. Once we are able to fully reopen, 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.

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.