St. Cecilia’s Abbey was founded in 1882 and is a monastery of Benedictine Nuns dedicated to the Peace of the Heart of Jesus. Located in Ryde on the Isle of Wight in England, the Monastery is of the Benedictine Order of the Solesmian family of Dom Gueranger. For centuries, the nuns have lived monastic lives in accordance with the Rule of St. Benedict. The Abbey welcomes visitors and is famous for carrying the tradition of Gregorian chants and calligraphy among other art forms.
The Abbey is accessible by train to Portsmouth Harbour followed by a fifteen minute catamaran ride then a very short train ride from Ryde Pier Head to Ryde Esplanade. Taxis and buses may be available. Car ferries are also available from various locations.
Accommodations: The Abbey is available for retreats by reservation.