St. Benedict’s Abbey

Established in 1857, the monks of St. Benedict’s Abbey pray and work for the glory of God and the good of the world, seeking to share the love of Jesus Christ with all those they encounter. While COVID-19 has restricted our normal activity, typically Mass and Prayers each day are open to the public – Guests are invited to pray the Liturgy of the Hours or celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass alongside the monastic community.

The Abbey Church is home to a Blessed Sacrament Chapel for prayer and tours of our historic home are available upon request. Located on the bluffs of the Missouri River, the Abbey features a scenic overlook with views of the Missouri River Valley as well as a Rosary Walk and outdoor Stations of the Cross for guests to have a prayerful outdoor experience during their visit.

For those seeking a time of respite and spiritual renewal, private and group retreats are available upon request and Men’s, Women’s, and Couple’s Retreats are scheduled throughout each year (see website for details). The Abbey Guesthouse also offers overnight accommodations throughout the year for those passing through the Atchison area.

Contact Information

JD Benning
Reservations and Information:

1020 North 2nd Street, Atchison, Kansas 66002, United States

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Other Information

  • Hours Open

    Front Desk Hours: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Daily Doors Open Hours: 5:40 a.m. - 8 p.m. Daily Monday-Friday Vigils/Lauds 5:45 AM Midday Prayer 11:45 PM Conventual Mass 12:10 PM Vespers 5:00 PM Compline 7:30 PM Saturday Vigils/Lauds 5:45 AM Midday Prayer 11:45 AM Conventual Mass 12:10 PM Vespers 5:45 PM Holy Hour 7:00 PM Sunday Vigils/Lauds 6:30 AM Abbey-Student Mass 10:00 AM Midday Prayer 12:05 PM Vespers 5:00 PM
  • Seasons Open

    365 days a year
  • Accessibility

    St. Benedict's Abbey handicapped accessible.
  • Locally or Family Owned Notes

    The monks of St. Benedict's Abbey have been providing for the spiritual and sacramental needs of the people of Northeast Kansas and beyond since 1857. Their legacy of prayer and service dates back to the foundation of the Benedictine Order by St. Benedict of Nursia in fifth-century Italy.