a monastic space right where you are


We love to introduce people to monastic places and spirituality while offering a rich learning experience.

We have given numerous seminars, workshops and retreats in monasteries but also in invited venues like campuses, churches, retreat places, and board meetings in MN and beyond. Below you can find some selected events we have offered.

If you would like us to help create a seminar or retreat for your group, just ask us for our program. You can also look at our seminar page for suggestions and content inspiration.

We also offer lectures and workshop and retreats for the local community and in Adult Education which are not listed here.


Some past Cloister Seminars or workshops led by us include:


April 2017: Four Sunday Series on Benedictine Spirituality for Every Day Life, Adult Forum United Methodist Church Red Wing, MN.

March 2017: Healing the Broken Hearted. Introduction into Spiritual Care. Program in the Series on Vocation (funded by Lilly Foundation), Eureka College, IL.

March 2017: Hildegard on the Vices and Virtues. Weekend retreat for the United Methodist Church Northfield, at St John's Abbey Guesthouse, MN.

January 2017: Hildegard on the Good Life. Weekend class at the Cannon Valley Elder Collegium, Northfield, MN.


September 2015: Fall Renewal Retreat for Clergy sponsored by the River Valley District of the United Methodist Church.

March 2015: Spiritual Impulse at the Board Retreat of the North Central Ministry Development Center (now LeaderWise), MN.