Silence the Christmas Noise: An Advent Retreat

Set aside a few days for calm, quiet Advent preparation this year. YOU are worth this gift of time away from the holiday rush to prepare yourself for the true meaning of Christmas. Choose retreat days that fit your schedule.

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  • 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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Benedictines for Peace

The Benedictine charism of peace challenges us to witness to gospel values. Recognizing this call to be peacemakers, Benedictines For Peace (BFP) gives a common voice to a vision of peace as we confront the violence of our day with the love of Christ that it might be transformed by our prayers and actions. We join with other Benedictine communities as Benedictines for peace.

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