St. Rita's Abbey

HC 1 Box 929
Sonoita, AZ 85637-9705
Telephone: 520-455-5595
Fax: 520-455-5770
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Also in 1972 Wrentham established a small monastery in the ranch country of Arizona, in the foothills of the Santa Rita mountains. It is at an altitude of 5000 feet, four miles from Sonoita, and thirty-five miles southeast of Tucson.

Guest House:

At Santa Rita's Retreat House, our guests absorb the beauty of nature, participate from the guest chapel in the cycle of praise that forms the sisters' day. They may read, fall into prayer, and let the stress of a demanding life fade into the background.

The simple dignity of the rooms refresh tired minds. Prayer becomes a bit less tense, and the clutter of everyday resolves itself into the simplicity of an encounter with God. The retreat house offers a small kitchen and dining room, in which the guests prepare their meals from food provided. The Retreat House chapel, as well as the monastery chapel, is available for prayerful reflection.

The rustic fountain that runs in the Retreat House courtyard symbolizes the refreshment of a few days at the Abbey. Christians, Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant, come to our silence seeking God, but also those of other faiths or seekers of they know not what.