Facilities and Directions

Catholic Engaged Encounter weekends are held in Cullman, Alabama approximately 50 miles north of Birmingham, just off I-65.  The location used is the Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center.


Take I-65 North from Birmingham or (South from Huntsville) to exit #308. Turn East.  Follow US-278 for approx 3 miles through town until you reach Convent  Road, turn left; this is a T-intersection. (Convent Rd will be the first red light after the 4-lane road changes to a 2-lane road.  If you get to St. Bernards Abbey, you have gone too far.)  The Conference Center is the second turn on the right, at the stoned-wall entrance. Take a left at the Sacred Heart statue, go around the building passed the covered entrance and park at the bottom of the hill on the right. Signs will point you to registration in Mary Hall.


Important Notes:  
Capacity at the facility is limited, so all attendees share a room with another attendee of the same gender.  Staff at the facility are not able to answer questions about Engaged Encounter.

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