Experience Monastic Life - Join us for Benedictine prayer and work (ora et labora).

Each of the monastic days begin with early morning praise and worship with the sisters followed by a work schedule. Pray alongside the sisters and soak up the quiet atmosphere of the monastery while having time to meditate in one of our three chapels. Discerning women will want to stay awhile and reflect on God's Word and monastic surroundings.

"Who will dwell in your tent, O God; who will find rest upon your holy mountain?"                                                    (Rule of St. Benedict, Prologue 23)

We are able to host several monastic experience days every year.  You are always welcome here. Call or e-mail Sister Marcia for more information and to reserve a time. You are our guest, so there is no cost to you. We look forward to sharing a morning, evening, weekend or longer with you.

Discerner Day - What is God calling you to .... a life of prayer as a religious sister, being single, or married ...?

Explore your inner longings through prayerful contemplation and adoration in one of our three beautiful chapels. Discern with the help of a spiritual guide and listen with the ear of your heart as a presenter shares what life in a monastery is like for them and what drew them to Benedictine religious life. 

Please contact S. Marcia Ziska at 913-370-3733 call, text or email vocation@mountosb.org

Monastic Experience

At the lake house with Sister Barbara SmithDesigned to introduce you to our life in community, this vocation retreat includes discussions on Benedictine prayer, ministry, monastic life and the history of our community. We welcome you to join us in prayer and at table, in quiet and in social time. Come join us for a weekend or day of prayer and work (ora et labora). Call or email for a reservation to fit your schedule. Our 2018 schedule is coming soon!

All of the monastic experience days begin at 8:00 am - 5:30 pm and, if needed, arrangements can be made for overnight stays if traveling long distances. Contact Sister Marcia for the next scheduled monastic experiences.

Sunday at the Monastery 

For a glance at our Benedictine sisters' lives, join us on a Sunday morning for morning prayer, Eucharist, brunch, and a tour. E-mail, Call or Text S. Marcia for availability: vocation@mountosb.org, or 913-370-3733, by text if you prefer.

As You Like 

Come and visit at a time that fits your schedule. If you would like to come for a short time and take a tour, that's great! Or stay longer and join us for morning, midday, or evening prayers and a meal! Call or email S. Marcia Ziska for availability.

Other Ways to Experience Monastic Life

Peace HouseAnother place for discernment is Peace House in midtown Kansas City, Missouri.  Six Benedictine sisters from Atchison, Kansas, live there and minister in Kansas City as teachers, counselors, and at Catholic Charities. Any woman between the ages of 21-45 that would like to experience the Benedictine life of prayer, work and community while fully participating in an active ministry for a week, month or a year, please contact Sister Marcia Ziska for information.