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Welcome to the Abbey of the Hills

Spiritual Community Events in our Area


St. Mary's Faith Study
804 3rd Avenue, Wilmot, SD
"Getting More out of Mass"
First session Sunday February 5th 1:30pm
5 sessions

Call Hazel Kliner for more information
605-938-4712 or cell 218-689-0868


Everyone is Invited!
St. John's Catholic Church, Ortonville is hosting a Grief Support Presentation

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
2pm to 4pm
Call St. John's Church (320)839-2772 for more information.  This event is open to anyone. 

How can YOU make an impact today?  Please consider giving to the Abbey.  For more information click here.

Check our Fall 2022 Newsletter. 
Click here.

Rediscover Peace

…and so much more at The Abbey of the Hills Inn & Retreat Center. A former monastery, The Abbey is a non-profit retreat and event center located among the lakes and prairie hills of northeastern South Dakota. The Abbey offers hosted retreats and interactive experiences that reflect the peace sustained by Benedictine monks for more than 60 years. If you like to write, hike, pray or play – regardless of your faith – there is a unique experience waiting for you at The Abbey. Come visit us– as a guest, volunteer or simply take a tour – and Rediscover Peace at The Abbey.

Day of Recollection

Come to The Abbey on the 2nd Tuesday of every month for a day of peace and recollection. Every month has a new theme that you'll explore as you rejuvenate your soul. The day begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at 3 p.m. with lunch provided.

For more information email abbey@abbeyofthehills.org or call 605.398.9200. 

*This monthly day-retreat is a freewill offering. 

Luncheon Tours

Looking for a great group activity?  Interested in learning more about The Abbey?  Contact us to arrange for a delicious homemade lunch followed by a presentation and tour.  Cost is $10 per person (or minimum of $100.)  Bring your church group, study club, men’s group, coffee group, mystery tour, etc.  Call today to get on our calendar.  Lots of week-day opportunities still available!  Email events@abbeyofthehills.org

or call 605.398.9200

Adopt-A-Room

Friends of The Abbey have been very generous - and creative - as they 'adopt' once-simple rooms to make them over with a bed-and-breakfast feel.  Contact Cindi Tramonte if you are interested: abbey@abbeyofthehills.org.

 

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Upcoming ABBEY Events

​​12-Step Retreats at the Abbey


The Abbey is proud to be a sponsor Men, Women and Mixed 12-Step retreats for those who practice this program. 

Click HERE for dates and details for our events for 2023. 
 

February 17-19, 2023
MEN'S 12-Step Retreat

April 14-16, 2023

MIXED 12-Step Retreat

 

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DAY OF RECOLLECTION

 

February 14, 2023
10AM-3PM
Speaker:  Fr. Michael Peterson, OSB
"Listening According to Saint Benedict"

 

Join us for a day of interesting and informative talks, mass, lunch and reconciliation.  Click HERE for more information and to register.

March 14, 2023
10AM-3PM
Speaker:  Wade VanDover
"Humility....."

Join us for a day of interesting and informative talks, mass, lunch and reconciliation.  Click HERE for more information and to register.

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THESE  EVENTS:

 

February 10, 2023
Vespers & Valentines Prayer Time & Candlelight Dinner

Time:  6PM

For more information click HERE for registration

February 24-26, 2023
Men's Lenten Retreat

"Forgiveness and Healing Through the Holy Eucharist"
​For more information or to register click HERE or call the Abbey, 605-398-9200

March 3-5, 2023
Women's Lenten Retreat

"I thirst....I stand at the door of your heart. Will you open to me?"

For more information or to register click HERE or call the Abbey 605-398-9200

March 24-26, 2023
Women's Silent Ignatian Retreat
"Introduction to Ignatian Prayer/Learning to Follow God's Divine Will"

For more information or to register click HERE or call the Abbey 605-398-9200

 

 

April 28-30, 2023
A Weekend of Silence Women's Retreat
Join this non-denominational retreat especially for women. 

For more information or to register click HERE or call the Abbey 605-398-9200.

 

 

For more information on all our upcoming events visit our Events Page or email events@abbeyofthehills.org

or call 605-398-9200

PRIVATE EVENTS

Upcoming Private Events at The Abbey

If you are interested in booking a private event at the Abbey, call Renee Marzahn to make your reservation.  We can host your family reunion, personnel meetings, private retreat or private gatherings.  Call 605.398.9200 or email events@abbeyofthehills.org.

​January 2023
Jan 20-21 - Central Methodist Confirmation Retreat
Jan 22-29 - St. Paul Seminary - Pre Theology & Theology II

February 2023
Feb 28-Mar 1 - Regional Deacon Director Meeting

March 2023
Mar 11-12 - Sacred Heart/St. Mary Confirmation Retreat
Mar 31-Apr 2 - Going Deeper Retreat

April 2023
Apr 18-20 - Region 8 Youth Directors Spring Meeting
Apr 21-23 - Prairie Fiber Arts Guild
Apr 24-27 - Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota Retreat

April 30-May 2 - Women's Methodist Clergy Retreat

May 2023
May 19-21 - South Dakota Ornithologists Union Spring Meeting

 

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CONTACT US

The Abbey of the Hills Inn & Retreat Center

PO Box 38

46561 147th Street

Marvin, SD 57251

605-398-9200

abbey@abbeyofthehills.org

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