Nebraska April 08, 2018
There’s A Monastery Hidden In Nebraska And You’ll Want To Visit
There are endless surprises hiding in Nebraska. No matter how long you’ve lived here, there’s always something new to discover. For those seeking a little spiritual renewal, this little-known monastery in Colfax County may come as a very pleasant surprise – as will the fact that you can visit and even stay there.
Christ the King Priory is located just north of Schuyler, between Columbus and Fremont. The gentle hills of eastern Nebraska provide the perfect setting for this place of peace and contemplation.
The monastery is home to a small community of Benedictine monks whose mission is to serve humanity. They devote their lives to communing with God and improving the lives of the worldwide community.
The public is invited to join the brothers for their five-times-daily prayers and the daily Holy Eucharist. This is such a uniquely beautiful place to foster a deeper connection with your spiritual side.
If you're looking for a more immersive experience, the priory also extends its hospitality to visitors at the St. Benedict Center.
This retreat center is a peaceful, lovely place to escape from the craziness of everyday life and enjoy a period of quiet simplicity.
Personal retreats allow you to spend time on your own, contemplating and reflecting on all of the important issues in your life. Cell phone service is only available in the lobby, so you have to have to make a conscious decision to disturb your peace with a mobile device rather than using it mindlessly.
The grounds are stunning in every season. Walk around to enjoy the surroundings and commune with nature, or walk the outdoor labyrinth to awaken some spiritual understanding.
Groups will find this the perfect setting for a faith-based getaway. Meeting spaces, conference rooms, and lounge areas provide ample opportunity to conduct group meetings or breakout sessions.
The guest rooms are not over-the-top luxurious, but they probably aren't what you would expect at a monastery. They're comfortable, quiet, and self-contained. There are 20 single rooms and 40 double rooms to accommodate the needs of even large groups.
Guided retreats, family programs, and marriage retreats are some of the most popular reasons people come to stay at Christ the King Priory and the St. Benedict Center.
See the calendar of upcoming retreats and events here.
The priory and retreat center also offers individual spiritual guidance for those who need it. You can meet with a religious advisor to work through a difficult time in your life or simply develop a deeper personal spiritual practice.
No matter the reason for your stay, you can look forward to an overwhelming sense of peace and connectedness here. The natural beauty will make your heart soar and encourage a deep appreciation of life.
You can learn more about Christ the King Priory and Saint Benedict Center on its
website or Facebook page.
Have you ever visited this stunning setting? Tell us all about your experiences in the comments!
For another unique spiritual experience in Nebraska, take a look at
this little-known labyrinth in North Platte.