Those who desire some time in which to pursue the spiritual life more intensely, can make an individual retreat for several days at the monastery. They are invited to follow our monastic rhythm, taking part in the church services (with the probable exception of Vigils), having meals with the monks, and living in silence and meditation. They can request to be guided by a monk. The goal is to open one’s heart to the love of God and to the power of his grace.

Practical conditions for making a retreat

If you are coming for the first time, it would probably be most profitable not to stay longer than three days. However, those who have already experienced a retreat of this kind can remain for as long as one week.

Men who wish to stay at the guest house within monastic enclosure, should contact the guest master in order to specify the reasons for their trip and the desired dates of their retreat.

Our address is:
          Švento Benedikto vienuolynas
          LT – 86105 Kelmė

          tel. +370 427 47 498
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The external guest house, the Aušros Žvaigzdė, which is run by the nuns of the Congregation of the Servants of the Immaculate Conception, is open to women and families. It can also accommodate groups. Visits can be arranged directly with the sisters by phone. Please state the reasons for your trip and your desired dates. The telephone number is: +370 427 47 470. All guests are invited to cover the costs of their stay by making a contribution proportionate to their financial means, and/or by offering to help out in various small tasks.