We live as a community of Benedictines in the old moated manor house in Dinklage. We are delighted that many peope - old and young, believers and doubters - come to us over the course of the year to share in our monastic life. The regular possibility of participating in the liturgy, the atmosphere of silence and recollection as well as the exchange with others is enriching and encouraging for many people.
You are very welcome to come as an individual or as a group of up to 15 people.
Retreat Days (as individuals or as a group)
As a guest, you enter into the daily rhythm of our Benedictine life. You are invited to join in prayer times and share meals together with other guests. Guests usually stay between 3 days and two weeks but it is possible to make arrangements for a longer stay as well. Families are especially welcome at Easter and during the summer.
Celebrating Feast Days
You are very welcome to join us for the various feasts that we celebrate over the course of the year, especially Easter (Maundy Thursday-Easter Monday), New Year, the feast of St. Scholastica (February 10th), the feasts of St. Benedict (March 21st and July 11th), All Saints (November 1st) and other days of celebration.
Ora et Labora
We invite young people between the age of 18 and 40 to come for ora et labora. Ora et labora guests join in our prayer life and work on the monastery grounds for three hours each day. This generally opens up the possibility for closer contact with the community and allows for guests to enter into conversation with the sisters.
Guests have the possibility of making a retreat during their stay in the guesthouse. This is an intensive time of quiet and prayer. A separate dining room is available for those who prefer to eat meals in silence. Int is also possible to make arrangements for daily meetings with a sister.
Costs: 37 Euro for individual guests, 42 Euro for groups. Ora et Labora guests pay according to their own capacity. Price reductions are always possible.
The guesthouse is closed from the end of September to the middle of October and from December 23rd-27th.
If you are vegetarian or have any dietary needs, please indicate this to the guest sister before you come. We will do our best to accommodate you. We take care to buy products that are environmentally responsible and handled fairly.
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Telephone: 04443 5130