Submitted by Howie Allen

Sisters of St. Benedict in Ferdinand host a marriage enrichment retreat from 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, through 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 at the monastery.

Led by Josh and Angie Greulich, the retreat will focus on understanding marriage through the lens of married saints and scripture. Couples will gain tools that they can use to help communicate with each other, help recognize each other’s strengths and help pray together. The retreat includes all meals, plus lodging in the Benedictine Hospitality Center at the monastery. Interested couples can learn more and register at

Josh and Angie Greulich have been married for 12 years. They have two children, Lucy, age 9 and Nate, age 11, and a puppy, Gus. After a dozen years of marriage, they are not experts, but are willing to share when they got it right and when they got it very wrong. They are excited to share tools that have helped them along the way and provide some humorous stories that illustrate their own marriage learning curve.

The Sisters of St. Benedict in Ferdinand make up one of the largest Benedictine communities of women in the United States — over 110 members. The Monastery Immaculate Conception was founded in 1867 by four young Benedictine sisters who came to Ferdinand to teach the children of area settlers. Since then, more than 1,000 women have entered the community.

For more information, email or call (812) 367-1411, ext. 2842.