Saint Benedict's Abbey is a community of Benedictine monks located on the state boarders of Wisconsin and Illinois. Our Abbey is located in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee but we serve both the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and Chicago. Founded in 1945 by Richard Felix, O.S.B., a monk of Conception, Missouri.

Our focus is our ministry of prayer, with the celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours and daily Mass. We gather six times a day to sing and offer praise to God. Another important and major focus of our life is the ministry of our retreat house. Our abbey has been the site for many individuals and groups to find a path closer to God.

Before you leave our web pages please take a few minutes to view our retreat house section. We belong to the Swiss-American Congregation, and the worldwide Benedictine Confederation,
Please take a few moments to read my welcome message and explore some of the other areas of our website. WELCOME!
Father Prior Donald, O.S.B.

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Monastic Hospitality

In Chapter 53 of the Rule about "The Reception of Guests," Saint Benedict, reminds Christians to receive all guests as they would welcome Him, for Christ Himself will say, as the Bible tells us: "I was a stranger and you welcomed me" (Matt 25:35).

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