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Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center
7984 257th Street West 
Farmington, MN 55024-9243

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Phone: 952-469-2175
Fax: 952-469-5564

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Most retreats at Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center are held by private groups such as church and non-profit organizations. From time to time, we are privileged to host a number of events each year that are open to the public. The organizations below offer public retreats. Please contact the retreat organizer directly for questions regarding cost, program content, and registration.

Sustainable Faith School of Contemplative Life

The School of Contemplative Life is a retreat-based, 24-month exploration of ancient spiritual practices that are formative, nourishing, and have the effect of changing people from the inside out. Sustainable Faith has created this leisurely-paced, communal and substantial introduction to the contemplative life for people who want to deepen their experience of God’s love, discover new ways of praying and reading Scripture, learn the power of silence and solitude, establish better rhythms of rest & recreation, understand what makes them tick, find healing in broken areas of life, examine strong & persistent desires, learn how to make better life choices, and acquire a sense of mission and purpose for life.

In his book Falling Upward, Richard Rohr speaks of two halves of life. In the first half, we fill a container. It’s characterized by climbing the ladder, growing families, awards, accomplishments, and often our identity. In the second half of life, we’re invited to unpack that container and gain something infinitely more valuable and lasting. The School of Contemplative Life is for those who want to start unpacking.

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Courage & Renewal: A Seasonal Retreat Series for Personal and Professional Renewal

At this Courage & Renewal retreat series you'll discover a unique kind of professional and personal development - one that deepens your self-awareness and renews your energy to live and lead with authenticity, integrity and courage. At a retreat, carefully prepared facilitators create a safe space for self-reflection and shared exploration. Unlike most professional development programs, this allows for the deep inner work that nurtures your heart and soul. Participants register for the entire series, which includes four seasonal retreats. 

More information at, or contact Ron Petrich, 612.532.9519 / 


Marriage Encounter

Great marriages don’t just happen.  Couples create them!  Our retreats will help you make the marriage of your dreams.  Marriage Encounter has been enriching, saving, and celebrating marriage since 1972!  That’s over 40 years of helping couples eliminate apathy and build a purpose-driven marriage.  You too can be intentional in creating an awesome relationship with a new vision for your marriage.

Details at, or call 651.454.3238.


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