Reception of Guests in the Monastery
Rule of Benedict
It is more convenient to arrange in advance to come to our Guest Department.
You can call the Monastery phone number (+34 987 691 918), from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
You can also contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Monastery is located in the region of Leon, near the town Astorga in the village of Rabanal del Camino. It is situated on the Camino de Santiago, between Astorga and Ponferrada, that is, in the vicinity of the N VI. Both Astorga and Ponferrada have a train and bus station. Once in Astorga, if you travel by public transport, the best option is to take a taxi.
There are many reasons that can motivate a person to request the hospitality of a monastery. We, lacking an artistic building or a long history, offer to guests our most essential and precious treasure: the search for God in the monastic tradition.
We have a small guest department, four rooms, in which you can spend a minimum of three days to a maximum of seven, open both for men and women. If you wish, you can also schedule a personal retreat with one of the monks.
On the one hand, the stay can provide an occasion for rest, and on the other hand it is an opportunity to reconnect with oneself and with God, recovering the pulse of the spiritual life.
We are not motivated by profit when opening the doors of our Monastery. However, we are a community that lives exclusively from the work of its members. Therefore, we invite guests to compensate the cost of their stay with a voluntary donation.
Again we remind you of our prayer schedule
Here is the Schedule of the prayers that we celebrate every day in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, right in front of the Monastery and the Gaucelmo Refuge
|7.30||Lauds - Morning Prayer|
|* 12.30 Eucharist (Sundays and Solemnities)|
|19.00||** Vespers - Evening Prayer|
|21.30||Compline and Blessing of Pilgrims|