Event Details


2018 Winter Retreat Flyer

Join us for a special trip through the Twelve Steps, as they did it at the beginning of AA. You will have the opportunity for a spiritual experience in a setting that could not be better for it.

Registration: Space is limited to 50 beds. Registrations will be open until the first 60 are received or Monday, February 5, 2018 whichever comes first.  The 60 participants include 50
in beds at Monastery and 10 staying in hotels in Benson.  All attendees must pre-register.  Please see the flyer for how to register.
What: 12 Step Retreat. Sponsored by Allan B, Earl R, Peter F and Jim A.
Who: Any SAA member, male or female, who is willing to go to any length for a spiritual experience.
Where: Holy Trinity Monastery, St David, Arizona

When:  Arrive Friday afternoon. Program will begin at 6:00PM with dinner followed by our First Step at 7:00PM. We will continue through Sunday and should finish Step 12 by Noon. If you wish to come earlier or stay longer please contact the monastery at 520-720-4642 to make an extended reservation.

Directions:  From Phoenix go past Tucson – East on Interstate-10, take exit 303 or 304 (Benson) south on Highway 80 (Tombstone & Douglas) to St David (approx. 8 miles) – Monastery is located south of St David between mile post 302 and 303. Look for a large Celtic cross in the woods on the right side of the road.

What to Bring: An AA Big Book, SAA Green Book, clothes and supplies for three days. Also, soda if you need it as the monastery does not supply that. They do serve dinner on Friday, three meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday, the food is wonderful and it is included in your registration fee. The weather is colder so bring warm clothing, a flash light, a notebook, pencils or pens.

Cost: $150 includes 2 nights lodging and 5 meals. If you prefer to stay in a hotel, the cost is $75 to cover the cost of meals and the use of the meeting hall. All checks should be made payable to Holy Trinity Monastery. If you cannot attend, but wish to support a person who cannot afford the fee, please feel free to make a contribution. If you need assistance, please check that box on the sign-up form below. And please supply an email address or phone number. It makes it easier to get further information to you. Space is limited so please register early. Checks received will not be deposited until the weekend of the retreat.

Please do not let the cost be an issue in coming to our retreat as Scholarships may be made available that can help defray all or part of the suggested donation.

Please see the flyer to find out how to register.