Pre-Lenten Clergy Retreat

February 23, 2017 Episcopal House of Prayer, Collegeville

ECMN Pre-Lent Clergy Retreat, led by Father John Klassen, OSB, Abbot at St. John's Abbey, Collegeville.  Abbot Klassen is in his seventeenth year as the leader of the Abbey.  He leads a community of 125 Benedictine monks who sponsor and work at Saint John’s University, Saint John’s Preparatory School, the Liturgical Press as well as in parishes, hospitals and retirement centers, mostly in Minnesota.  With a degree in bio-organic chemistry from Catholic University of America in 1985, he taught organic and biochemistry, as well as an ethics course on technology at Saint John’s University from 1983-2000 before being elected abbot. He particularly enjoys studying the Rule of Benedict and other monastic sources and relating monastic themes to the challenge of contemporary living.  


Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at the Episcopal House of Prayer

14215 Fruit Farm Road, St. Joseph MN.



Gather at 9am for coffee and breakfast snacks. The retreat begins at 9:30 and closes at 2:30.

Lunch is a soup and make-your-own sandwich bar. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available.


$30 per person; scholarships are available by reaching out to Bishop Brian.

Register by February 15. Click here to register now.  Space is limited!