Families, who wish to spend a retreat at St. Mary & St. Moses Abbey, are required to:
    1. Follow the Retreat Center Rules and Guidelines;
    2. Complete the Retreat Request form below; and
    3. Submit a permission letter from their confession father if it is their first time visiting the monastery.
Please note the following:
    1. Female retreatants are allowed to stay for an overnight retreat only when accompanied for the whole duration of their stay by: 1) a priest, 2) the husband, or 3) the son or brother of 20 years of age or older. This must be indicated in the "Comments" section of the form below or you may register as a Family and indicate so.
    2. If it is your first time to the monastery, a permission letter is required. Your father of confession can submit it by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating your name, church and the dates of your stay. The letter can also be faxed to (817) 231-0135. Click here to download the permission letter (PDF: 20KB).
    3. If you will stay more than two weeks, you are required to submit a permission letter from your father of confession explaining why you will be spending an extended period at the Abbey prior to your booking.
    4. If you do not submit a permission letter and it is your first time, your registration will not be acknowledged and you will not receive a confirmation email.
    5. As much as possible, the monastery attempts to check retreat requests daily and respond accordingly. Typically, you will receive a confirmation for your request within three days after the monastery receives your permission letter. Therefore, please work with your father of confession to ensure it is submitted.
    6. If your application is denied, you will be notified through email. The Abbey reserves the right to deny any application without explaining the reasons.
    7. Please do not make flight reservations until you receive a confirmation for your retreat request.
Please make sure to read ALL of the above before proceeding. Please complete the following form entirely. If you live in Canada, please select your province from the drop down, and enter your postal code in the appropriate field. Required fields are marked with an *. The information you provide will be used solely for the registration process and for any communication during this process.

1If you will stay more than two weeks, you are required to submit a permission letter from your father of confession explaining why you will be spending an extended period at the Abbey prior to your booking.

To proceed with the registration, click here.