In light of COVID-19, we have had to sadly cancel our Abbey Retreat Course scheduled for 8/3-8/7/2020. We are however working on preparations for next year's dual sessions - one week in June, 2021, and one week in August, 2021, at the Abbey of the Genesee. Keep an eye on our website for further updates and details.
May St. Bernard, our patron, continue to lead us ever closer to Christ our Savior as we navigate these challenging times. We look forward to seeing you at next year's Abbey Retreat Courses!
Located in the Genesee Valley right by the Genesee River, the Abbey is a place of solitude and beauty, lending itself to the practice of prayer and contemplation. The daily rhythm of the monks also provides order and structure throughout the day - of which retreatants are invited to partake by joining in praying the Liturgy of the Hours.
Address: Merton Hall, Abbey of the Genesee, 3099 River Rd, Piffard, NY 14533
Daily Prayer & Class Schedule
6:30 - 7:00am Lauds/Morning Prayer (optional)
7:00 - 7:30am Mass (optional)
8:30 - 10:30am Class Instruction
10:30 - 12:00pm Quiet Reflection and Prayer
12:00 - 12:30pm Midday Prayer (optional)
2:00 - 4:00pm Class Instruction
4:00 - 5:00pm Quiet Reflection and Prayer
5:30 - 6:00pm Vespers/Evening Prayer (optional)
7:30 - 8:00pm Compline/Night Prayer (optional)
Registration information on joining us in 2021 will be shared as soon as possible.