COVID-19 Response

Re-opening Scheduled for June 15, 2020

We are happy to announce the gradual re-opening of the Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center!  Our primary obligation is the well-being of our guests and staff.  

On June 15, 2020, we will open for:

  • Individual, private retreats - Day and overnight stays

  • Day meetings for small groups up to 30.  

  • For the remainder of June, there will be no overnight group stays.  

On July 6, 2020, we will re-open for:​

  • Overnight group retreats - up to 30 people.  


At this time, we respectfully ask all guests to adhere to our visitors' guidelines which can be found below and throughout our building.  Thank you for your support during this unprecedented time and we look forward to seeing you soon!

May we be guided by the wisdom of St. Benedict who said...

"All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ..."  Rule of St. Benedict 53:1

Mission Statement

The Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Benedict of Beech Grove, Indiana enhances lives through programs and rental facilities in a hospitable, peaceful environment.  

For peace of mind, body & spirit.



Please join the Sisters for evening prayer via FaceBook live stream at 5:15 pm beginning Friday, March 20th.  

Protect yourself. Protect others.

Guidelines for visiting the Benedict Inn 

Due to the recent Coronavirus pandemic, the Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center has cancelled or postponed the following upcoming programs:


Angels of Grace Awards Luncheon- Saturday, September 26, 2020 CANCELLED.  Please visit the Angels of Grace page for details. 

*Refunds will be given for programs and retreats cancelled by Benedict Inn. To receive a refund on programs cancelled by Benedict Inn, please call 317-788-7581 or email 

For group retreats and meetings: Please contact Sr. Sheila Fitzpatrick, OSB on our cancellation policy. 

In this process of welcoming you back to the Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, we have implemented  precautionary guidelines for our guests.  To keep us all safe and for your convenience, these guidelines will be posted throughout the building.  

  1. All guests are asked to wear masks while visiting. We ask our guests to provide their own masks.

  2. Please exercise social distancing (6 ft from other people) in all locations within the building.  Our meeting rooms and dining room will be set up to promote social distancing and crowd control.

  3. We ask potential guests to stay home if they are sick.

  4. All guests must be asked a brief series of questions to determine if they are feeling well.

  5. Groups are limited to 30 people or less.

  6. Guests are not permitted in offices.  They may use the phone outside the main office to speak with our staff.

  7. Bathrooms will be sanitized twice a day. 

  8. Guests are strongly encouraged to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

  9. Hand sanitizer will be available at several locations throughout the building, but we encourage guests to bring a small bottle of hand sanitizer with them.

  10. The food line in the dining room will have a barrier between food and guests.  For your protection, staff will serve all food/drinks.  There will be no self-service as in the past.

  11. Employees will wear personal protective equipment (gloves & masks) when preparing and serving food and when cleaning.

  12. Guests are not allowed to visit the monastery at this time.

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