Schedule of Events

Lent Oblate Retreat - All are welcome!

Begin the holy season of Lent on Sun., March 5, with the Oblates of Annunciation Monastery.

This Lenten retreat will be directed by Sister Kathleen Atkinson, beginning at 10 a.m. The retreat includes Eucharistic Liturgy and lunch, and ends at 3 p.m.

The theme of the retreat will be based on the book, "The Road to Eternal Life." Sister Kathleen explains, "Lent is a time that invites all people to a more intentional journey of spiritual growth. Using the Prologue of the Rule of Benedict as a lens, this retreat will consider the training we undertake, the terrain through which we journey, and the travel companions at our side."

Oblates are women and men of diverse faiths, who associate themselves with a monastery and live according to the Rule of St. Benedict, as their state in life allows. Oblates are supported through monthly oblate meetings, reading and sharing, as well as through the prayers of the Sisters of Annunciation Monastery. All are welcome. There is no charge to attend.

For more information about the Oblates of Annunciation Monastery, contact Sister Patricia or Sister Rosemary at 701-255-1520.

Wishing you a peaceful, enriching Lent which brings you more deeply in relationship with God.

Spiritual Direction

Do you desire to grow in your relationship with God and become more aware of God in your daily life? Perhaps you are struggling with transitions or feel spiritually depleted. Perhaps God is inviting you to seek spiritual direction. For more information, contact Sister Gemma Peters at (701) 255-1520.

Private Retreat

Gift yourself with quiet time to nurture your inner self and your relationship with God and others. A private room will be provided where you can retreat into your own space to hear God within, or while enjoying the beauty of nature. Stroll the beautiful walking paths and experience a prayerful labyrinth walk. Come and let monastic quiet wash over you and refresh you. You may pray with the sisters if you desire. Meals provided. Length of time is optional. Please call Sister Gemma Peters at 701-255-1520 for more information and to determine date(s).

Directed Retreat

In a directed retreat, the participant meets daily with a certified spiritual director who supports them and offers suggestions to enhance one's relationship with God, especially in prayer and in life events. For more information, contact Sister Gemma Peters at 701-255-1520.

Group Retreat or Group Reflection

Arrange a time for reflection, prayer and/or a retreat for your group. Bring your own leader or inquire if someone from the monastery could facilitate the retreat. Facilities and lunch are available. Please contact Sister Gemma Peters at 701-255-1520 to make arrangements.

Outreach Programs

Sisters from Annunciation Monastery are available to present or facilitate programs in your location. Please contact Sister Gemma Peters at 701-255-1520 for more information. Let us know the topic and we'll see how we can fit your needs!

Labyrinth Prayer Path

Persons of all faiths and ages are welcome to walk the labyrinth, located just east of the monastery, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. Because it is a sacred path, persons walking the labyrinth are asked to respect the prayerful presence of the space and those who come for personal reflection. Near the entrance of the labyrinth you will find some information in a container which may serve as a guide.

NOTE: Preregistration is required for all of the above. The suggested donation is to help defray our cost. However, nobody is turned away for lack of funds. For more information, please contact Sister Gemma Peters at 701-255-1520.


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