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Pre-Weekend Information

We are pleased that you have signed up for an Engaged Encounter Weekend. The purpose of this page is to provide the information that you will need prior to your weekend experience


Check-in is 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday with the retreat starting promptly at 8:00 p.m. Please arrive on-time and eat dinner before arrival. Meals start with breakfast on Saturday.

The weekend concludes around 3:00 p.m. Sunday. It is necessary for you to attend the entire weekend.


Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center at Sacred Heart Monastery in Cullman, AL. (Directions)

What to Bring

  • Comfortable casual clothing (with appropriate clothing for Mass on Sunday)
  • Medicines and other personal items
  • Snacks and drinks to place on the shared snack table
  • Change for vending machines
  • Umbrella or rain jacket (Cullman forecast). Retreat center buildings not currently connected by covered walkways.

More Information

In the event of an emergency and you must reschedule your weekend, please call our Registration Coordinator, Taylor & Brady Kimbrel, at or . In the event of a cancellation, $90 of the weekend cost is non-refundable.