Suggested Donation
  • Healing Hospitality - Single Occupancy – $290.00
  • Healing Hospitality - Shared Occupancy – $500.00

The suggested donation is the minimal amount needed to help us meet expenses. Those blessed with more may wish to contribute more and those who have less may give less.

Date & Time Details:
Friday, March 3 - Sunday, March 5, 2023
Check-in from 1:30 - 5:00 pm.
Supper is served at 5:30 pm.
The first session begins at 7:00 pm.
The final session concludes by 11:30 am.
Depart at 1:00 pm, after the midday meal.

Location: Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude

Address: 465 Keuterville Road, Cottonwood, ID, 83522

Marilyn Uhlenkott

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Healing Hospitality

With Sr. Meg Sass, OSB

March 3 - 5, 2023

Jesus described the Kingdom as a place where “the blind see, the lame walk, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have the Good news brought to them.” Over and over he included people, in his family, at his meals, in his circle of friends. All felt welcome, at home. We’ll look at how the healing and feeding stories of the Gospel play out in our lives and the ways we extend them to others.


Spirit Center and the Monastery of St. Gertrude present three retreats based on the monastery’s mission statement. Each retreat explores a core value of the Monastery of St. Gertrude mission are applicable in all settings for individuals, families, churches, workplaces, and any other place where two or more are gathered. The retreats stand alone; participation in one does not require participation in the others.

Monastery of St. Gertrude Mission

Eager to welcome God’s transforming power in ourselves and our world, we, the Benedictine Sisters of the Monastery of St. Gertrude seek God together through monastic profession and respond in healing hospitality, grateful simplicity, and creative peacemaking.


Sr. Meg Sass, OSB
Monasteries are places where many encounter God. We sisters try to welcome each person as Christ and provide a setting where each one can be touched by our healing God. I have certainly experienced that in my own life. Monastic life taught me how to pray. In particular Sister Josepha, who was challenged by being both blind and deaf, taught me to pray for perseverance, to pray that I stay faithful. I want a relationship with God and I really believe doing it with a group of people whose emphasis is on prayer is the best way to do that.…
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