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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.

The Inn is open & we are excited to welcome you back!

Are you looking for a place for your next meeting, program or event?  The Benedict Inn is open again with room for your group!  Simple, immaculate, safe, and affordable - the Benedict Inn is the place to be for peace of mind, body & spirit.  For information on scheduling your next group event, contact Sr. Sheila Marie Fitzpatrick, OSB at 317-788-7581 or email:   For more information about the Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, pricing and our facilities, please click the button below.  

COVID-19 Policy Update 10/29/21

 As the COVID-19 variants continue to spread throughout Indiana, the Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center will continue to follow CDC guidelines regarding face masks.  Effective immediately, we are asking all visitors and staff (whether vaccinated or not) to wear face masks in public areas while inside the building. 


Public areas inside the building include the lobby, library, hallways, offices, gift shop, dining room, elevators, stairwells, and shared restrooms.  Masks are optional in guest bedrooms, conference rooms, small meeting rooms, and outside the building.  


The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that “in rare occasions, some vaccinated people infected with (COVID) after vaccination may be contagious and spread the virus to others. While a vaccinated person may not get sick from the infection, they can still spread the virus to others, including people who are more at risk for severe illness, such as unvaccinated or immunocompromised individuals”. 


This decision was not made lightly, and we understand the frustration of wearing face masks when visiting the Benedict Inn.  First and foremost, our intent is to ensure the sisters, visitors, and staff – especially those who are most vulnerable - are protected as much as possible. During this uncertain and unprecedented time, we appreciate your cooperation and understanding. 


We’re in this together.  With our joint efforts, the Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center will continue to be a safe place for peace of mind, body & spirit. 


  1.  We ask our guests and staff to continue to wear a mask in public areas while in the building.  Please provide your own mask.

  2. We ask potential guests to stay home if you are feeling sick.

  3. Restrooms will be sanitized twice a day. 

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. Guests must receive special permission before visiting the monastery at this time.


We are grateful for your continued support and look forward to seeing you soon!

Questions?  Please call us at 317-788-7581 or email us at




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Shop INN-Spired is open Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm?  

Stop INN for affordable & unique gifts, books, religious items, prayerfully made items by the Sisters of St. Benedict and more - at low Benedictine prices!


 "Whenever products of these artisans are sold, those responsible for the sale must not dare to practice any fraud. The evil of avarice must have no part in establishing prices, which should, therefore, always be a little lower than people outside the monastery are able to set, 'so that in all things God may be glorified."   Rule of Benedict, Chapter 57