Come & See Weekend at New Melleray Abbey

Come Away Weekend Retreats

New Melleray Abbey, Peosta, Iowa

August 30 – September 2, 2024


monks in choir in large stone church, text says come away weekend retreat

Would you like to learn more about religious life? Do you have questions about discerning your vocation? You are invited to share in our monastic celebration of the Liturgy of Hours, joining with us to pray together in the simplicity and beauty of our church. There will be time to talk about your personal story and to hear how we discerned our vocations. You will be able to share with others participating in the weekend, your experiences, hopes, and concerns about making life decisions.

For more information, contact Br. Paul Andrew at

“Come Away” is offered as a retreat experience for single Catholic men between the ages of 18 and 60 who are discerning the possibility of a call to monastic life.

Your meals and lodging accommodations at New Melleray are offered without charge. You may bring friends, also without charge.

For Weekend Schedule visit: 

What can be sweeter to us, dear ones, than this voice of the Lord inviting us?
Behold, in His loving kindness the Lord shows us the way of life.
Rule of St. Benedict, Prologue 19,20.