Come and See Weekends

Aug 31-Sept 2, 2024 (Memorial Day Weekend)

Would you like to learn more about religious life? Do you have questions about discerning your vocation? You are invited to share in our monastic celebration of the Liturgy of Hours, joining with us to pray together in the simplicity and beauty of our church. There will be time to talk about your personal story and to hear how we discerned our vocations. You will be able to share with others participating in the weekend, your experiences, hopes, and concerns about making life decisions. 

For more information, contact Br. Paul Andrew at

“Come Away” is offered as a retreat experience for single Catholic men between the ages of 18 and 60 who are discerning the possibility of a call to monastic life.

Your meals and lodging accommodations at New Melleray are offered without charge.  You may bring friends, also without charge. 

Unable to attend at this time? Contact Br. Paul Andrew to schedule an individual discernment retreat.

What can be sweeter to us, dear ones, than this voice of the Lord inviting us?
Behold, in His loving kindness the Lord shows us the way of life.
Rule of St. BenedictPrologue 19,20.