Retreat Center Rules and Guidelines
Groups of ten (10) or more are asked to make arrangements at minimum three (3) weeks in advance.
Retreat Center Information, Rules and Guidelines
In addition to the Retreat Center’s guidelines listed below, please refer to the general rules and guidelines of St. Anthony Monastery that are expected of every visitor.
Individuals and church groups, spending an overnight retreat at the Monastery, must make safety their first and highest priority.–> Retreatants are responsible for their own insurance, and, by signing the reservation agreement, waive all right of action against St. Anthony Monastery. A certificate of insurance is required to be presented to the Monastery once the church group arrives. All retreatants must exercise caution. No exceptions.
Retreatants are responsible for leaving the Retreat Center facilities in the same condition (or better!) in which they were found. This includes the grounds, the rooms, including thoroughly cleaning the bathroom area and removing all trash. All materials that can be recycled, including cans, glass, plastic bottles and newsprint, must be cleaned and disposed of.
Pets are not allowed on the Monastery’s premises.
Smoking, Drugs and Alcohol
The Monastery and its Retreat Center are smoke-free, drug-free and alcohol-free facilities. Use of cigarettes, drugs and alcohol is strictly forbidden.
All church groups must have a minimum of two adult chaperones (or servants), one of which is the Retreat Coordinator, who communicates with the monastery for the registration process; and one (1) adult for every five (5) youth under age 18. Chaperones are expected to maintain discipline of their group to ensure a safe retreat experience for everyone using the Retreat Center.
Retreat Termination will occur and a fine will incur if your group:
- damages, defaces or removes any Retreat Center property;
- fails to comply with the rules and guidelines of the Retreat Center;
- disturbs other people during your stay; and
- brings cigarettes, alcohol or drugs on property.
A permission letter is required for individual and church retreats Please refer to the appropriate registration page to view the requirements.