HISTORY OF THE ABBEY
The monks of St. Meinrad’s Arch Abbey came to South Dakota with a 3-part mission: to begin and establish schools among the Native American people, to share the Gospel of our Lord, and to establish a monastery.
This region sees and can feel the tangible results of the first two parts of their mission. God’s mystery lives in part three. While the monastery is no longer in operation, the work that was begun by the monks now continues through the lay people who work for, and visit, The Abbey of The Hills.
THE ABBEY TODAY
In December 2013, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization was created and named The Abbey
of the Hills Inn & Retreat Center. The Abbey has transitioned by keeping the Benedictine tradition of welcoming others as Christ in providing a peaceful place for all to stay. With support from donors, volunteers, and many others, the Abbey
is able to continue this tradition of peace