The Poetry of Thomas Aquinas | A Young Men’s Retreat at Saint Louis Abbey

Event details

  • Friday | March 3, 2023 to Sunday | March 5, 2023
  • 1:30 pm
  • Saint Louis Abbey, 500 S. Mason Rd, Creve Coeur, MO
  • 401.643.1255

Saint Louis Abbey, St. Louis, MO
This retreat is being offered for university students.
Limited space is available for non-students ages 18-30.
Applications for the retreat are live


Experience the Benedictine life of learning, fellowship, and prayer with friends, the monks of Saint Louis Abbey, and renowned philosopher, poet and theologian James Matthew Wilson. This retreat will explore the theology and poetry of Thomas Aquinas. In addition to lectures, retreatants will experience monastic modes of prayer including lectio divina. The weekend will be structured around the monastic liturgies, including celebrations of Holy Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, and the Divine Office. Retreatants will enjoy plenty of Benedictine hospitality in fellowship with one another.
Participants will grow in the contemplative life of prayer and learning together as a community.


– Begins with check-in at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 3rd
– Concludes with check-out at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 5th
– Detailed itinerary will be available shortly.


– James Matthew Wilson (University of St. Thomas, Houston)
– Monks of Saint Louis Abbey

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