Please Contact:
 Kathy Schmelzer, Director

1205 South Albert Pike
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72903

Telephone 479-783-1135
Fax 479-783-8138

E-mail the Center:
retreats@stscho.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available Facilities

The Retreat Center has been recommended by many retreatants for its quiet and peaceful environment and for the easy access to daily Eucharist and Morning, Noon, and Evening Praise with the Benedictine Sisters. The Center is wheelchair-accessible. Individuals unable to pay the established fee for any retreat may request a partial scholarship or time payments. Arrangements can be made to pick you up at the airport (only ten minutes away) if you fly into Fort Smith.

DIRECTED RETREATS Arrangements can be made for a directed retreat by any person of any denomination by calling 479-783-1135 or emailing the Center . The Spiritual Director will meet with you daily for 30 minutes to an hour, giving you Scripture texts and selections from the spiritual classics for your prayer and sharing. Breakfast and lunch are in the retreat kitchenette; dinner is with the monastic community. Retreatants are invited to the Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours with the Sisters. Grounds are spacious and beautiful at any season. $100 + $60 per day + $40 each session includes room, meals, and director's stipend.

PRIVATE RETREATS Individuals looking for a quiet place to spend a few days away from their regular schedule can call 479-783-1135 or emailing the Center to make reservations. The difference between a private and a directed retreat is that private retreatants are on their own, resting, walking, reading, reflecting, praying. They, too, are invited to celebrate the Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours with the Sisters. Breakfast and lunch are in the retreat kitchenette; dinner is with the monastic community. Private Retreat $ 60.00 per day

**The Center is a totally smoke-free campus.**
 

Facilities Available for Outside Groups

  • Large and small meeting rooms
  • Overnight Rooms: 1 person per room--53 rooms
  • 2 persons per room--89 semi-private
  • Meals
  • Music Recital Room
  • Chapel
 

For more information, call 479-783-1135 or email retreats@stscho.org.
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