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Pisgah

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances
Is anyone aware of venues that offer silent retreats in Santiago (post Camino) or along the route? I'm interested in 4-6 days of staying in a spiritual center (monastery?) and perhaps spiritual direction if offered. I'll be doing the Camino in October-early November 2019.
 

katie@camino

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF, SJPDP-Finisterre 2016; CPort (Central) from Porto 2017;
CPort (Coastal) from Porto 2018.
Monastery in Rabanal del Camino - min 2 night stay. All meals with monks, including silent lunch. But no rule regarding silence outside of that. Father Xavier is an absolute delight, here. There are many beautiful services you can attend throughout each day, including vespers and complines.
 

Lirsy

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Primitivo, Norte, Francés, Volunteer Hospitalero.
Also for men you have the monastery of Samos in the Camino Frances ( a little past O Cebreiro). There is an albergue and some rooms for people that want to stay there a few days. Also in the monastery of Sobrado Dos Monxes in the Camino del Norte. Same thing ... albergue plus some rooms for people that want to stay longer.
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
Monastery in Rabanal del Camino - min 2 night stay. All meals with monks, including silent lunch. But no rule regarding silence outside of that. Father Xavier is an absolute delight, here. There are many beautiful services you can attend throughout each day, including vespers and complines.
Yes. My idea of heaven.
 

Bala

Veteran member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances: SJPdP-Burgos, (2015); Burgos-Sarria (2018); Sarria-Santiago (2018).
Frances (2020)
Monastery in Rabanal del Camino - min 2 night stay. All meals with monks, including silent lunch. But no rule regarding silence outside of that. Father Xavier is an absolute delight, here. There are many beautiful services you can attend throughout each day, including vespers and complines.
Yes, the retreat house is beautiful, and the priests were caring, congenial and very funny. True Benedictine hospitality. One of the priests is available each evening in the village church for confession or just to talk.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Nearly every year since 2006, often walking more than one route. 2018 was Camino #14
Monastery in Rabanal del Camino - min 2 night stay. All meals with monks, including silent lunch. But no rule regarding silence outside of that. Father Xavier is an absolute delight, here. There are many beautiful services you can attend throughout each day, including vespers and complines.
For some reason I thought only men were allowed there.
 

Colette Z

Happy Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
CF- Finisterre-Muxia 03/17; Camino SK 10/17; Norte 03/18; Ingles 11/18; Augusta 03/19
Is the RABANAL retreat options available to those not walking the Camino?
 

cosan

Member
Camino(s) past & future
july 2016
Is anyone aware of venues that offer silent retreats in Santiago (post Camino) or along the route? I'm interested in 4-6 days of staying in a spiritual center (monastery?) and perhaps spiritual direction if offered. I'll be doing the Camino in October-early November 2019.
 

cosan

Member
Camino(s) past & future
july 2016
Does anyone have a contact email or phone number for the monastery in Rabenal please? I would love to do a silent retreat there.
 

Bala

Veteran member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances: SJPdP-Burgos, (2015); Burgos-Sarria (2018); Sarria-Santiago (2018).
Frances (2020)
Does anyone have a contact email or phone number for the monastery in Rabenal please? I would love to do a silent retreat there.
They don't take any reservations and, in my case, didn't return my call (although when I arrived they said, oh, you called yesterday😊). They expect you to simply show up at the door with your pack and they'll take it from there. They have a very good website, Google Benedictine monastery Rabanal and it'll come up. All the best to you.
 

Rebekah Scott

Camino Busybody
Camino(s) past & future
Many, various, and continuing.
if that doesnt work try The Stone Boat, a little guesthouse in Rabanal. Kim is very spiritually tuned-in, can accomodate your needs. You could attend the monastic worship at the church up the street as you wished. And you would have a cat to cuddle.
 

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