Guest House for Retreatants

We welcome men and women interested in deepening their spiritual lives. In the ancient monastic tradition of hospitality, we invite you to join us in seeking God in prayer, silence, and solitude.
We offer you hospitality for a few hours, a day, a few days or longer in one of our two guest houses. Ascension House & Saint Michael House – both comfortable 19th century houses on the monastery grounds- each offer 3 individual guest rooms, shared bath, kitchen and common rooms.
While in the shadow of busy, hurried downtown Chicago, we provide a quiet, prayerful, unhurried space for reflection and prayer.

We are able to receive guests between Tuesday morning through Sunday noon.

For more information, or to make a reservation, please contact Br. Ezekiel Brennan at (773) 927-7424 x 202, or by email at

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

The priests of the Monastery celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation by appointment.  Call (773) 927-7424, ext. 202 to speak to our Guestmaster, Br. Ezekiel.

We are temporarily unable to offer spiritual direction for guests.  Please check back on this page at a later date to see if we are offering this service.


Reservations are advised. A deposit of $25.00 is requested at the time of reservation, though we ask guests to contribute as they are able.

The monastery is easily reached by public transportation or taxi from either of Chicago’s airports, the Amtrak station, and the Greyhound bus terminal. The Monastery parking area is next to the retreat house.

  • Located just south of the loop.
  • Only minutes from downtown and Midway Airport.
  • Served by CTA buses and the Orange Line elevated train.
  • Off-street parking available.

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  • Joachim Appel says:

    Very nice website.
    I am the father from Linus OSB
    Best wishes and regards from Germany

  • Fr. Peter says:

    Thank you, Joachim. I am looking forward to visiting Frater Linus in September at Siegburg. It will be my first visit to Germany.
    –Fr. Peter

  • Anonymous says:

    I will be very happy to meet you.
    Joachim Appel

  • Michele Cosden says:

    I am hoping and praying to be able to come soon. Feel like I am losing my Way!

  • Ralph Celentani says:

    Are retreatants expected or welcome to participate in the daily routine of the monks sharing in prayer and work or is time spent in solitude in the guest house?

  • Allie says:

    What is the best way to contact you regarding retreats in order to make a reservation?

  • Fr. Peter says:

    Dear Allie,
    I’ve updated the page above with contact information for our Guestmaster, Br. Ezekiel. Thank’s for contacting us!
    Fr. Peter Funk, OSB

  • I am an Oblate of Saint Benedict of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and live just across the lake near New Buffalo, Michigan and would very much like to visit in the near future. I will phone or email first. I am most impressed with your welcoming website.

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