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Your Journey to inner Growth

Experience the Ancient Tradition of Monastic Life in a cistercian convent in Germany

The liturgy of the hours is an essential part of every monastic experience. We believe that prayer is a central and powerful aspect of the Christian life, and we structure our activities around the traditional liturgical prayers of the Church. We will help you learn more about the history and practice of liturgical prayer, as well as provide guidance for personal prayer and contemplation. With a focus on silence and reflection, you will have ample time and space to deepen your relationship with Christ.


Seligenthal Abbey

Monastic Experience offers a unique opportunity for women to embark on a journey of transformation and renewal. Our retreat is hosted at Seligenthal Abbey, a historical monument of great importance founded almost 800 years ago. Cistercian nuns, who still reside there, have dedicated their lives to prayer, contemplation and educating children, creating an atmosphere of profound spiritual energy. We invite you to join us, engage in their way of life, and find inspiration & guidance for your spiritual journey.


This retreat is designed for women seeking simplicity and spiritual guidance in their daily lives. With three meals a day and comfortable housing included in the fee, you can truly focus on the essentials and rejuvenate your spiritual journey. You will receive guidance from experienced spiritual leaders who will help you deepen your Catholic faith. Book your spot today and take the first step towards a richer and more meaningful life.


Short Term

3-months stay

35 € / day

2940 €


Half year

6-months stay

26 € / day

4700 €


Deep Dive

12-months stay

15 € / day

5475 €

Cistercian life

A cistercian nun is friendly smiling to everyone coming into the monastery
ancient buildings around the monastic cloister at Seligenthal abbey with a view on the yellow church

Cistercian Life is about finding balance between dedicated prayer and meaningful work. We believe in serving others and loving our fellow humans, just as we learn from our efforts to educate children through our apostolate schools. We live by the Rule of St. Benedict, which encourages us to approach our spiritual lives with simplicity and humility as we seek a deeper connection with God.

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What Sets Us Apart

Spiritual Guidance

Monastic Experience offers a unique opportunity to receive spiritual guidance and support from nuns in a German Cistercian convent. Our Catholic Women's Retreat is designed to help you connect with your inner self and deepen your spiritual practice.

Cultural Immersion

A Taste of German Culture

Immerse yourself in European Christianity and German culture by living and working with nuns in a Cistercian convent. Our Catholic Women's Retreat is a chance to learn German, sing Gregorian chant, and discover the rich cultural heritage of Germany.

Flexible Duration

Tailored to Your Needs

Monastic Experience offers flexible durations of 3, 6, or 12 months to accommodate your schedule and needs. Whether you're looking for a short break or a longer retreat, we have an option for you.

Personalized Experience

Our Catholic Women's Retreat is designed to offer a personalized experience that fosters personal growth and self-discovery. You'll have the opportunity to work with nuns, improve your German, and explore your spirituality in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Join us for a transformative journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth. Contact us today to learn more about our Catholic Women's Retreat.

Authentic Experience

A True Monastic Experience

Monastic Experience offers an authentic monastic experience that allows you to disconnect from your daily life and connect with yourself and your faith. Our Catholic Women's Retreat is a chance to experience the beauty and wonder of life in a Cistercian convent.

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