"Preached" retreats are more interactive and less "preachy" than this customary nomenclature suggests! Usually spanning a weekend (sometimes a few weekdays), these retreats are led by a "retreat master" who offers a series of conferences or talks following some kind of theme.

You'll find our 2016 offerings below.  For further information go to: Saint Andrew's Abbey Preached Retreats


15-18   Mid-Winter Dance Workshop: Dancing Into the Soul of the World

22-24   Contemporary Cinema and Spirituality:Winter Session

25-29   Priests' Retreat: "Go Rebuild My House!"


9-12     Lenten Silent Retreat

13        The Faith of the Canannite Woman

19-21   Working the 12 Steps on the Way: A Men's 12-Step Retreat with a Christian Perspective

21        Taller Cuaresmal En Espanol

26-28   The People of God with Jesus in the Desert

29-3/4  Priests' Retreat: "Go Rebuild My House!" revised dates


7-11     Priests' Retreat: Healers in Christ

24-27   Sacred Triduum


9          Exploring Your Spiritual Gifts

29-5/1  A Celebration of the Holy Year of Mercy


2-5       Spring Artists' Retreat

6-8       Praying in the Circle of St. John

9-13     The Little Way of St. Therese of Lisieux: Discovering the Path of Love

13-15    Pentecost Retreat

28        The Faithful Dove Flies Against the Wind: A Visit with Br. Peter


3- 5     Augustine and His Confession

11       Contemplating the Feast of the Visitation

13-15  Hospitality: A Virtue that Becomes a Way of Life

18       Sacred Dance Workshop: Aware of Being Moved

24-26  Life in the Spirit Seminar

27-29  The Spirituality of Friendship


1-3      In the Spirit of AA

6-8      Discernment of Spirits

8-10    The Holiness of Work: A Spirituality of Full and Creative Engagement

11-15   Benedictine Spirituality: The Prologue of the Holy Rule of St. Benedict

25-29   Sisters' Retreat: Women Singing Mercy


5-7      Contemporary Cinema and Spirituality: Summer Session

12-14   Icons: Doors to the Holy

15-19   Priests' Retreat: Priestly Spirituality in a Changing World

19-21   Mere Spirituality: The Spiritual Life According to Henri Nouwen

22-26   Still Full of Sap, Still Green: A Spirituality for Aging

26-28   Lectio Divina: The Monastic Art of Praying the Scriptures


2-4        Marriage Enrichment

9-11      The Universal Vocation of Monasticism

10        "Hacia Donde Apunta tu Brujula Espirtual?"

12-16    Sophia in the Writings of John of the Cross

17         Wit and Humor in the Bible

24         Benedictine Vows - Stability, Obedience, Conversion: Foundational Tools for Parents and Grandparents

30-10/2 Contemplative Prayer in the Early Monastic Tradition


3-7       St. Teresa's Way of Perfection and the Face of God

31-11/3 Autumn Artists' Retreat


4-6        Edith Stein: Her Journey from Darkness into Light

7-11      The Mysticism of Teilhard de Chardin

14-18    Guess What's Coming for Dinner!: A Cooking Retreat/Workshop

23-35    Thanksgiving at Valyermo

25-27    Advent Retreat

28-12/2 Priests' Retreat: Healers in Christ


4         Taller Adviento En Espanol

16-18   Veni, Veni, Emmanuel: A Silent Advent Retreat

23-26   Christmas at Valyermo

12/30-1/2 Singing the Music of the Incarnation: