abbeygatesSt. Mary & St. Moses Abbey is a Holy Monastery of Our Lord Jesus Christ. It is a place of repentance and redemption for those men leading a monastic life and for the pious visitors. Yet, St. Mary & St. Moses Abbey welcomes all visitors, but through advance arrangements for those who would like to stay overnight.
Daylight Visit
The Abbey's grounds are open to those who wish to visit from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM—Evening Prayers—each day.

Retreat Center Facilities
The Retreat Center's facilities include two buildings — St. Mary Hall and St. Moses Hall. St. Mary Hall, for women, contains 17 rooms and each room has four beds and a full bath. This building accommodates 70 occupants. St. Moses Hall, for men, contains 20 rooms and each room has two to four beds and a full bath. All retreatants must bring their own bed sheets and pillow cases to use during their stay the Retreat Center.

Permission Letter
A permission letter is required from every individual that visits the monastery for the first time. Retreat requests will not be acknowledged except if you have a permission letter from your father of confession. 

Female Retreatants
Female retreatants are allowed at the monastery ONLY if they are accompanied for the entire duration by a priest, their husband, or brother/son of 20 years old of age or older.

Helpful Tips: 

  • The Abbey's address is: 101 South Vista Drive, Sandia, TX 78383.
  • Corpus Christi Airport (CRP) is approximately one (1) hour and 15 minutes, 56 miles, away from the Abbey. Click here for driving directions from the airport.
  • If you fly in, you are responsible for getting to the Abbey using your own method of transportation (i.e. taxi, rental car, etc.).
  • The nearest Greyhound bus stop is Corpus Christi, TX.

Please read the rules and guidelines of St. Mary & St. Moses Abbey.