Convent front entrance

Visiting the Convent of Saint Helena

As you seek holy ground within which to rest, reflect and pray, we invite you to visit the Convent of Saint Helena.  You might come for a few hours, a day, or to stay overnight in our guest house.  You may come for time by yourself, with a friend or with a group.  We welcome your visit to our grounds, for a meal, or to join us in the chapel.  See our Daily Schedule.

If you would like to make a day-time visit to the convent, please call 803-426-1616 or email us. To find dates available for an overnight stay, check our online Calendar.

Silent Retreat Schedule for 2017-2018

Oct 6-8: Silent Retreat Weekend
Dec 1-3: Silent Retreat Weekend
Mar 2-4, 2018: Silent Retreat Weekend
June 1-3, 2018: Silent Retreat Weekend
Oct 5-7, 2018: Silent Retreat Weekend
Nov 30-Dec 2, 2018: Silent Retreat Weekend

The Silent Retreat Weekends start on Friday afternoon at Vespers and end after Sunday lunch. Spiritual direction will be available on Saturday. Silence will begin after Compline on Friday and will continue until after Eucharist on Sunday. We ask for a donation of $160 for the weekend, including all meals and one spiritual direction session.

Photo of guest bedroom

Guest house bedroom

Guest House

Our guest house is generally open from Tuesday morning through Sunday Vespers.  Check our calendar for available dates.  We ask that guests arrive between 9:30 am and 4:00 pm.

The guest house has eight single rooms with private bathrooms and individual temperature controls.  There is a full kitchen available for  your use.  Wifi is available in the guest house and the main convent building.

Suggested Donation:

We ask a donation of $60 per night, all meals included.  For spiritual direction, we ask a donation of $50 per session.  Please let us know if you would like spiritual direction when you make your reservation.

A deposit of 50% of the total will confirm your reservation.

Special Offering for Clergy

We offer to clergy two free nights in our guest house per calendar year.

Group Reservations

All group reservations are handled by contract.  Please call us at 803-426-1616 or email us for further information.

About Suggested Fees:

The suggested rates cover only a small portion of the actual expense of making our retreat facilities available to you and so must be subsidized by OSH. We encourage and are grateful for the generosity of those who are able to make donations beyond the suggested rate. 

As we strive to make retreat time available to all who seek it, the suggested fees can be reduced by the Guest Registrar in cases of financial hardship.

To Make a Reservation:

You may make a reservation online or you may ask questions and register by emailing us or calling us: 803-426-1616.

You may also pay your deposit by regular mail.  Make checks payable to The Order of Saint Helena and send to:

Order of Saint Helena
Attn: Guest Registrar
414 Savannah Barony Drive
North Augusta SC 29841