January 10th-11th, 2020

We invite all farm couples to leave your worries and concerns behind and enjoy one night away at The Abbey of the Hills! Come rediscover peace from the often-stressful life on the farm. This is a “couples only” retreat-no children please.

Begins on Friday, 6:30 p.m. with Supper

Concludes on Saturday, 3:00 p.m.



Free will offering. No one will be turned away for inability to pay.

January 14th, 2020

Join Deacon Mike McKeown for a Day of Recollection. During this day you will gain deeper insights into the effective power of Redemptive Prayer from saints like Saint Gertrude, St. Faustina and Venerable Mother Mary Potter. You will learn how to use the gift of intercession to touch hardened hearts with the love and grace of Christ and lead them to conversion through the powerful weapons available in the Church.

Begins: 10:00 a.m.

Ends: 3:00 p.m.
*Lunch is provided


*Freewill offering retreat. 

February 8th-9th, 2020

The retreat is created by Vietnam Veterans FOR Vietnam Veterans. The weekend includes talks from the perspectives of the veteran themselves, their spouse, and their family members. There will be opportunity to listen to veterans, and for you, yourself, to share about the obstacles you may face in everyday life.

Begins: Saturday 8:00 AM registration and retreat to begin from 8:30 AM. - 8:30 PM
Concludes: 12:00 PM on Sunday
*Communion service will be offered during retreat
**Lodging Included and all meals are provided starting with a light breakfast on Saturday


Freewill offering retreat with suggested donation. A nonrefundable $25 deposit is required to reserve a spot. Suggested donation amount is $150 if you are spending the night and $100 if you are coming for the day.

February 11th, 2020

St. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner; and what better way to celebrate than to look at the relationships in our lives? We'll discuss St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.

Speaker: Fr. Tom Hartman

Begins at 10 am
Concludes at 3 pm.

Lunch is provided.

*Freewill offering event

March 6th-8th, 2020

This annual retreat looks to help men refine their compass with God and the church as we await Jesus’ Passion and Resurrection. Come for the weekend and build on your relationships with both God and fellow Christian men.

Leaders: Wade Van Dover, Brad Andera, Jim

Heller, and Trent Zomer
Spiritual Leader: Fr. Bill Osborne

Begins: Friday with Supper at 6:00 p.m.

Concludes: Sunday with Lunch

*Freewill offering retreat with non-refundable $25 deposit to reserve your place.

Nobody will be turned away for inability to pay. Suggested donation of $200.

March 10th, 2020

Join Fr. Mike Kelly for a Day of Recollection.

We'll discuss the spirituality of the Liturgy.
When we connect with the child within and in-communion with the child – we are one with God. It is in the Church’s liturgy that God embraces us and we in-turn know the Source of who we are.

Begins: 10 a.m.
Concludes: 3 p.m.
*Freewill offering day retreat
**Lunch is provided

March 20th-22nd, 2020

Visit The Abbey of the Hills for a silent weekend retreat lead by Fr. Tyler Mattson.

During this retreat you’ll discover who the Father is, in the depths of His love for you and how you can rest in his heart. Learn how to experience His presence and rest in His love.

Begins: Friday, with supper at 6:00 p.m. and talk afterwards.
Concludes: Sunday, with Lunch

Freewill offering retreat with non-refundable $25 deposit to reserve your place.

Nobody will be turned away for inability to pay. Suggested donation of $200.

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The Abbey of the Hills Inn & Retreat Center

PO Box 38

46561 147th Street

Marvin, SD 57251




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