The seed was planted 1500 years ago.
The Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, housed in the former Our Lady of Grace Academy. Opened in 1981,it was founded on the 5th century teachings of Benedict of Norcia, Italy. In The Rule of Benedict, St. Benedict provided a guideline for those seeking happiness and spiritual fulfillment through a search for God in the ordinary aspects of daily life -- eating, sleeping, working, praying -- all performed in moderation. In effect, Benedict endorsed a balanced life. He also believed spiritual progress depended on finding Christ in each person. As a result, his directive to "Let everyone who comes be received as Christ" flowered into the renown hospitality for which all Benedictine monasteries are now known.
From these values of moderation, hospitality and diversity sprouted our mission. We offer a variety of programs for men, women and children of all ages and faiths as well as exceptional rental facilities for use by a diverse roster of organizations for their own programs. In this way, we reach out to the community with our hospitality and encourage the growth of our guests through opportunities for spiritual, emotional, intellectual and social interaction.
Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center