Boundary Waters Canoe Area Retreat
This May, Saint John’s Abbey is hosting a discernment retreat in the beauty of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA). Led by Saint John’s Monks, Fr. Lew Grobe and Fr. Nick Kleespie, this retreat will allow participants the opportunity to discern a vocation to monastic life while canoeing and camping through the BWCA.
The average day will include canoeing, camping, mass, morning and evening prayer, campfires and more. No previous experience is necessary, but a willingness to camp and canoe is needed.
Open to men ages 23-35 discerning a vocation to monastic life. Limited to six participants. The retreat is offered at no cost.
To make an initial inquiry into the BWCA Discernment Retreat, please complete the form below:
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Depart for the BWCA
Enter the BWCA near Ely
Sunday, May 26-27, 2019
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Depart BWCA and return to Saint John’s Abbey