Nestled in the rolling hills north of Tampa, the historic St. Leo Abbey is one of Florida’s spiritual meccas. Retreatants have enjoyed an intimate departure from the daily hustle and bustle for over a half-century in this serene setting. Focusing on the meditation portion of Step 11, the weekend concentrates on enriching this part of the spiritual journey.
The retreat takes place at the St. Leo Abbey Retreat Center, within the original monastery building. Although it takes place in a monastery, it is not a Catholic Retreat. The Abbey is of four-story construction with stairs and one elevator. The first level contains the kitchen and dining room. Level two is the level at which you enter the building. On the third level, you will find semi-private rooms, showers, the Chapel, the Lake Room, meeting rooms, the coffee room, craft room and the balcony. The fourth level has more rooms and showers. Restrooms are located on the stairwell landings.