Bethlehem

Designed to host a large group, this retreat house is available to groups of 8 or more persons. The first floor has a large kitchen and dining area and two living rooms. There are four bedrooms with a half bath, one bedroom with a full bath, along with large bathrooms with showers, sinks, and toilets. The second floor features ten bedrooms and a half bath.

The street address is 3099 River Road, Piffard, NY 14533 and is about one half mile north of the monastery entrance.

A Quiet Break

Bethany

Built around 200 years ago, this stunning cobblestone is surrounded by a spacious shaded yard. The house has been recently renovated and features a large fully equipped kitchen, dining room, two spacious living rooms, sunroom, and bedroom with half bath on the first floor. The second floor has three bedrooms with full baths, a bedroom with a half bath, and another bedroom. The third floor has two bedrooms, a small kitchen, and full bathroom.

The street address is 3016 River Road, Piffard, NY 14533. It is a little less than one mile north of the monastery entrance.

Abbey Retreats Refectory

Nazareth

This retreat house offers a breathtaking view of the Genesee Valley. The first floor unit has a large fully-equipped kitchen, dining room, living room, full bath room, and four bedrooms (with 8 beds total). The second floor unit has a fully equipped kitchen/living room, full bathroom, large bedroom (with 4 beds), and a little nook for reading.

The street address is 3174 River Road, Piffard, NY 14533 and is about a quarter mile north of the monastery entrance. Entrance to the first floor unit is in the rear of the house (facing the garage) and entrance to the second floor unit is in the front of the house (facing River Road).

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Liturgy Schedule

You are invited to join us for the "Work of God" in the Abbey Church. Our schedule is as follows:
3:30am – Vigils
6:30am – Lauds followed by Mass
8:00am – Terce (8:10 on Solemnities, no Terce in Church on Sundays or First Saturdays of the month)
12:00pm – Sext (no Sext in Church on First Saturdays of the month)
2:00pm – None (no None in Church on Sundays, Solemnities, or First Saturdays of the month)
5:30pm – Vespers
7:30pm – Compline

Abbey Retreats Chapel

Informal, yet respectful dress is appropriate for the Church. Priests are welcome to concelebrate Mass. We can provide a stole for you and ask that you bring a letter of good standing from your ordinary. An opportunity for confession is available from 2:30pm to 3:30pm on Tuesdays in Saturdays in the small conference room just inside the entrance to the church. Retreats are not directed, however if you would like spiritual direction you may contact Fr. Jerome at 585-468-4075.


Accommodation Guidelines

  • Bed linens and towels are provided
  • Please bring your own toiletries
  • Our retreat houses are solely offered to individuals and groups who are planning on making a retreat at the Abbey and joining in, at least to some degree, the prayer of the monastic community.
  • Smoking is not permitted
  • Pets are not permitted
  • Phone service is not available at the retreat houses. You must use your own mobile phone for emergencies.
  • Please leave the retreat house in good order when you leave.
  • Please report any damages or maintenance issues to jv@abbeymonks.com. For emergencies contact 585-299-5092.

Check In and Check Out

Check In is between 3pm and 5pm on the day of your arrival (Monday or Friday). Keys to your retreat house can be found on the kitchen table when you arrive. For those leaving on Friday, checkout time is 9:00am and for those leaving on Sunday you are free to stay into Sunday afternoon. These check in and check out times give our staff sufficient time to prepare for our incoming retreatants. You can make your retreat donation by credit card in the Abbey Store (open 10am-4pm Tuesday through Saturday) or by leaving a check or cash on the kitchen table. Please leave your key on the kitchen table and lock the door before leaving.

Meals

The Abbey does not provide meals to retreatants, however there is a full kitchen with a refrigerator/freezer, stove, oven, microwave, drip coffeemaker and toaster. There are supermarkets in the town of Geneseo only about ten minutes drive away which also serve prepared meals for you to take back to the retreat house with you. We provide paper products such as napkins, paper towels, and coffee filters as well as cleaning supplies (dish washing liquid and cloths).

Retreat Offering

A $75 deposit is required to reserve one of the retreat houses ($150 for Bethlehem). Retreatants are asked to consider giving $75 per person per night in order to help us defray the cost of running the retreat houses. You may cancel your reservation up to one week before your retreat.