HOP in the City

We’ve moved!

The House of Prayer in the City at St. Mark’s Cathedral is an extension of our ministry in Collegeville, MN.Offering weekly Christian contemplation, retreats and hospitality, this day-use space is an oasis in the city.

St. Mark’s Cathedral is located at 519 Oak Grove Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403.

To find us, enter the Oak Grove Drive parking lot and drive to the section of the parking lot closest to the red door with the blue “WELCOME” awning above it, as shown in the photo below.

New HOPC Space


This work in Minneapolis allows the leadership to offer weekly classes and regular contemplative practice, as well as day retreats, liturgies and a variety of offerings, as well as an office and a place for individual spiritual direction, when needed. This effort continues to be experimental and evolving as we seek to reach out to a broader audience, meeting the spiritual challenges of our society.

We welcome your comments and suggestions and encourage you to pass the word to others to whom these programs might be appealing.

Our space in the Cathedral is a large, sunny classroom that used to be used for the daycare program.

Note: The cathedral is handicap accessible. If you need assistance, contact us and someone will meet you and escort you from the elevator.


To be added to our mailing list, email us at houseprayer@csbsju.edu.






Contemplative Practice

6:30-7:30 p.m.
Silent prayer in a Christian setting. The format includes simple chanting and two 20-minute sits with a walking meditation between. Any type of silent meditative or contemplative practice is welcome.


6-6:30 p.m.
For those of you who are beginners in Christian Contemplation, we are available to offer support and introduction each Monday evening at 6 p.m. prior to our regular practice at 6:30.

Online registration is now available for our Lenten Practice Series and two Lenten retreats. It is recommended that those attending the Monday night series also register for one or both of the day retreats. The retreats also stand alone and we welcome people to join us for one or both of these Saturdays.

Monday Contemplative Prayer requires no advance registration. A goodwill offering is appreciated.

To read the article about our move in the February 2016 e-newsletter, click here.