The Word That Dwells Among Us

God speaks a word: Slow Down, Notice, Listen, Pay attention

Do these invitations speak to you about a lack in your life? The ancient practices of the monastic way of life are about being fully present to the presence of God in all things. In this eight part retreat we will focus on developing daily spiritual practices to cultivate an attitude of reflective awareness with a focus on the prayer practice of lectio divina.

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Visit us:

  • Welcome Center Hours: 9:30 to 4:30, Tuesday – Saturday
  • Morning Prayer: Monday – Friday at 8:30 am, Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Mass: 11:30 am (Tuesdays and Saturdays are Midday Praise at 11:40 am)
  • Evening Prayer: Sunday – Friday at 5:00 pm (Saturday Vigils at 6:30 pm)
  • For services, please arrive five minutes early. Sometimes the schedule changes; call 208-962-3224 to verify.

Our Vision and Mission

Prayer awakens. Justice impels. Compassion acts.
Thy Kingdom come.

Eager to welcome God’s transforming power in ourselves and our world, we, the Benedictine sisters of the Monastery of St. Gertrude, seek God together through monastic profession and respond in healing hospitality, grateful simplicity, and creative peacemaking.

About Us

Spirit Center

Our retreat center hosts enriching and transforming retreats in Benedictine spirituality, spirituality and the arts, and more. We also offer individual retreats and welcome hosted groups. Our green facility features two conference rooms and 22 guest rooms, utilizing partial solar power as well as geothermal heating and cooling.

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Inn at St. Gertrude

We are delighted to share this beautiful setting with our guests at our very own bed and breakfast. Experience award-winning ecological stewardship and spectacular views of the rolling Camas Prairie, Gospel-Hump Wilderness and Seven Devils mountains. Skiing, fishing, river rafting, golf and biking are just minutes away. We look forward to welcoming you!

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Historical Museum at St. Gertrude

Preserving the past for the future, the Museum features a rich and in-depth collection focusing on the history of North Central Idaho, specifically, mining, ranching, farming, the Chinese in Idaho, the Nez Perce, local characters, antique weapons and more. Our mission is to preserve the rich heritage of the Monastery of St. Gertrude, Camas Prairie, Snake River, Salmon River and surrounding areas. Our 8,000 square-foot facility houses collections of more than 60,000 artifacts, with 10,000 on display. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Healing Center

Cynthia Schultz, OSB offers Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, a gentle-touch health care method, at the Healing Center. This work is the art of deep listening to the subtle rhythms of the body, sensing and understanding that language, then appropriately responding to the body’s wisdom. It does not diagnose or challenge illness; rather it offers a non-invasive and gentle approach for direct experience of the inner self and the possibility for transmutation of old patterns of dis-ease.

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