Location and Directions



From PA Turnpike WEST, take exit 57 (Old Exit 6), US Route 22 East (13 miles); make right onto Route 819 South (5+ miles on left).

From PA Turnpike EAST, take exit 75 (Old Exit 8), US Route 119 North to Route 819 North.


Easiest route from the west:

US 22 East, make right hand turn onto Route 819 South. Check odometer, we are located 5+ miles on left, use 2nd entrance for Retreat House.







From downtown Greensburg:  Take East Pittsburgh Street to PA 819 North, then 2+ miles on right, use 1st entrance for Retreat House.









          Directions from Pittsburgh International Airport :

Upon leaving airport look for Pittsburgh sign which is Route 60 East

Watch for signs for Route 22 East/Route 30 East -- this is also Route 376 East (Parkway) to Pittsburgh/Monroeville -- this is the route you want. 

When coming through tunnel (Fort Pitt), stay in right lane for Monroeville (this is the continuation of Route 376 East; downtown Pittsburgh on your left).

Stay in center lane(s) on Route 376. You will be going though a second tunnel (Squirrel Hill). 

When Route 376 East ends it becomes ROUTE 22 EAST / MURRYSVILLE

At this point check your odometer -- it is 13 miles on Route 22 East to the intersection with Route 819 South. Make right at light (BP Gas Station on left) -- sign for Greensburg 7 miles. 

St. Emma Monastery & Retreat House is 5+ miles on the left. It is rolling Pennsylvania hills -- when you start to see a lot of newer homes you know you are almost there!


Directions from Erie:

         Route 79 South to Cranberry (exit for PA Turnpike). 

        From Turnpike take Exit 57 for Pittsburgh (used to be Exit 6).
            NOTE:  use right most toll booth(s) when exiting; lane for Route 22 East is immediately 
                          to the right as you leave the toll booth.

         When leaving toll booths follow signs for Route 22 East (Murrysville). 

        Check your odometer, it is 13 miles on Route 22 East to intersection with Route 819 South.

        Traffic light at the intersection (BP Gas Station on your left), make a right onto Route 819
. St. Emma's just the least bit more than 5 miles on left. 

        Route 819 South is standard two lane country road - when you start see a lot of new homes
        you are almost at St. Emma's.


From St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe:

         Route 30 West to Greensburg. After passing Westmoreland Mall (on your left) get into right
        hand lane. 

         Follow signs for Business District (a/k/a Pittsburgh Street).

        At traffic signal after Pittsburgh Street becomes one way traffic (three lanes, you want to be in
        right lane), make right hand turn onto Arch.

        On Arch going through railroad underpass, take left lane bearing right.

        At second light (very, very close together!), make left onto Harvey (Route 819) - SHEETZ 24
        hour convenient mart/gas station on corner. 

        St. Emma's just 2+ miles on right.  Use first entrance.

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