Spirit Center

Spirit Center


Upcoming Retreats

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Centering Prayer Intensive, April 3-9, 2017 Monday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm

centering prayerDeepen your spiritual life by enhancing your centering prayer practice through this intensive week-long retreat in our quiet, transformative setting. Previous centering prayer experience required. Facilitators: Darlyne Pape and Donna Kreiensieck. Suggested donation: $515

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The Passion of the Earth: A New Story of Creation, April 28-30, 2017, Friday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm

passionearthPermanently displayed in Spirit Center, “The Passion of the Earth” is a creative re-telling of the creation story through poetry and fabric that calls us to a new relationship with God’s Earth. Join our exploration of this on-going creation journey through art, music, prayer, and sharing. Facilitators: Boise Area Oblate Community. Suggested donation: $195 single / $145 each shared

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A Woman’s Call to Spirituality, May 5-7, 2017 Friday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm

listening“For the body does not consist of one member but of many…there are many parts, yet one body…” (I Cor. 12:12-17) Among our many human qualities buds forth HOPE. Inspired by God through our senses, graces, and gifts given, we will seek ways to answer the question: How can each of us be HOPE for our world? Facilitator: Katie Cooper, OSB. Suggested donation: $195 single / $145 each shared

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Spring Come to the Quiet, June 23-30, 2017, Friday 7:30 pm to Friday 1:30 pm

This retreat is full. Please call 208-962-2000 to add your name to the waiting list.

hillsCome away for a silent individually-directed retreat with optional faith sharing, creative expression, body prayer and ritual. Relax in God’s presence surrounded by a praying community. Facilitators: Lillian Englert, OSB, and Spirituality Ministry team. Suggested donation: $515/week, $220/weekend only

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DIY Retreats: Make a Retreat from Work or Home

onlineretreatA retreat is always a time to get away from our daily routine and take some special time for ourselves and to spend some time with God and deepening our faith life. Although it is nice to be able to go away for a retreat, this isn’t always possible. The online retreat is designed for people who want to make a retreat but aren’t able to get away. You can make this retreat without leaving your home or office. FREE.

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About Your Retreat

All retreat prices include all meals and lodging.

For directions to Spirit Center visit GETTING HERE. When you arrive please drive up to the Spirit Center door and unload your luggage. We can then direct you to one of our three parking lots in addition to our two handicapped parking spaces next to the Spirit Center building.

Please arrive between the designated check in times for your retreat. If you are not able to arrive between those times, please call us at 208-962-2000 to make special arrangements.

All bedding and towels are provided. You will need to bring only your own toiletries and blow dryer if needed.

Cell phone coverage varies with provider. Most retreatants can get cell phone coverage.

To insure a restful stay, we encourage you not to bring your computers. We do have a computer on the 2nd floor where you can check email if needed.

Spirit Center is a great place to relax and quiet your mind. We do not have televisions in our rooms but we do have libraries available.

Spirit Center is a smoke-free facility and does not have accommodations for personal pets. We do have a covered outside area where guests can go to smoke.

We do not have specific dress codes for guests at the Monastery. The sisters usually dress casually.

There may be other individuals or groups using Spirit Center during your stay. We ask that you maintain the quiet atmosphere. Please step outside of buildings and away from other guests when making cell phone calls.

The emergency contact number for your stay is 208-962-3224, the Monastery of St. Gertrude.

The Monastery of St. Gertrude is located on 150 acres of land. Consider bringing your walking shoes for wandering on our hill during your free time here.

Our Historical Museum is open from 9:30 – 4:30 Tuesday – Saturday. Admittance fee is $6 for adults. This world-class museum preserves the history of our North Central Idaho area and features special collections on Polly Bemis, Winifred Rhoades, and Buckskin Bill.

Our gift shop is located in the Welcome Center at the Historical Museum and features items made here at the Monastery as well as sacramental gifts, books on Benedictine spirituality, and books by sister authors.

Please note our PHOTO POLICY: We take photos of retreats and events for use in promoting our programs at Spirit Center. If you participate in any event, a photo that includes you may be used on the website, in brochures or in flyers.