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Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center

Benedictine Sisters Retreat Housing

Birmingham Catholic Engaged Encounter weekends are held at the Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center at Sacred Heart Monastery in Cullman, Alabama. This convenient location is approximately 50 miles from either Huntsville or Birmingham.

Retreat Center Address

916 Convent Road
Cullman, AL, 35055


  • From I-65, take Cullman exit 308 (US-278)
  • Turn East and go 2.8 miles through Cullman
  • Turn left on Convent Road
    • This is the first traffic light after the 4-lane road changes to 2-lanes
    • If you get to St. Bernard Abbey, you have gone too far
  • Go 0.4 miles... Sacred Heart Monastery is on your right
  • This will be the second stoned-wall entrance
  • Turn left at the Sacred Heart statue


  • Signs will point you to registration in Mary Hall
  • Parking is in front of St. Joseph Guest House
Retreat Center Map

Friday Dinner

Friday dinner is not provided. There is a broad selection of dining options at I-65 exit 310 (note, Retreat Center is exit 308). Retreat check-in is from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday evening with the retreat starting promptly at 8:00 p.m.

Important Note

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

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