Greetings from Saint Vincent!

The rising demands of contemporary life, and the nature and values of our secular society, have the combined effect of eroding our spiritual lives. It becomes important then, to be aware of this effect and to respond by actively nurturing the spiritual life. A retreat can be a catalyst for spiritual renewal and for concentrating on God’s purpose for our earthly existence.

The monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey have tended to the spiritual needs of Christian men and women for over one hundred fifty years and have been involved in retreat ministry since 1913.

Our preached group retreats, given annually from May to July, have drawn thousands of retreatants to Saint Vincent over the years.

Saint Vincent Archabbey was founded in 1846 by Boniface Wimmer of Germany and is the first Benedictine monastery in North America.

The Saint Vincent Retreat Program is staffed primarily by the monks of the abbey who serve as retreat masters, spiritual directors, confessors, the program director, and retreat program assistants.

The program offers weekend retreats. Accommodations include private room, linens and towels, and all meals.

If you have questions, please contact the director:

Register online at:

Brother Hugh Lester, O.S.B., Retreat Director

Saint Vincent Retreat Program
Saint Vincent Archabbey
300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650