Find Us!

Directions:

We are located in Virginia Dale, a very small town 45 minutes north of Fort Collins off of Hwy 287. We are on the west side of Hwy 287, approximately 35 miles north of Fort Collins, Colorado and approximately 30 miles south of Laramie, Wyoming.

From the south, a green highway sign just past Virginia Dale will alert you to the approaching left turn. Be aware that the turn appears suddenly at the bottom of the hill.

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There is no public transportation to the Abbey. If traveling by air, fly to Denver International Airport. We recomment renting a car for the two-hour drive to the Abbey. Airport shuttle service is available to Fort Collins, but the Abbey is not able to provide pick-up service from any of the drop-off points.

All are welcome to visit our Abbey and to join us in our daily praise of God. As contemplative Benedictine nuns, we pray the full Divine Office which consists of seven prayer services held throughout the day. All of our prayer services are open to the public and we welcome the participation of our guests in any part of our daily public prayer. See our schedule of services  Liturgy Schedule


What else can you see on a visit to the Abbey?

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  • Our Church is open at all times to the public for anyone who wishes to pray in it.
  • Our Gift Shop is open Monday through Saturday: 9:30 am-11:30 am and 1:00 pm-4:30 pm.
  • Parts of our land are open to the public for those who wish to enjoy the beauty of God's creation. A popular walk is our "Way of the Cross" which goes up a hill the overlooks our entire valley.

* Our dining room services are generally only open to retreatants and volunteers.

What to Wear:

We ask that all who come into our Church dress modestly:

  • No low cut shirts
  • No shorts
  • All skirts must be knee length or longer

You don't have to "dress up": jeans and a t-shirt are fine as long as they cover the body appropriately

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The stations of the Cross on the front part of our land.