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Contemplative Practices: Hermitages, Pilgrimage, & Retreat Centers

resources to support contemplative beginners and adepts, including individuals, families, small groups and congregational practices


Becoming Rooted: One Hundred Days of Reconnecting with Sacred Earth     A Journey of Sea and Stone: How Holy Places Guide and Renew Us     Just Traveling: God, Leaving Home, and a Spirituality for the Road     You Should Leave Now: Going on Retreat to Find Your Way Back to Yourself

Retreat Centers

Lake Koronis Conference & Retreat Center offers a beautiful lakeside setting for group retreats of up to 200 guests in Oct.-April and 300+ guests in May-September.

For information on packages, click here.
For availability and additional facility information, submit your inquiry by clicking here.

Northern Pines Camp offers a unique environment for meetings, conferences, retreats or special events.
Several packages are designed to meet the needs of specific interests and events. For information on our packages, click here
For availability and additional facility information, submit your inquiry by clicking here. If you prefer, you may call us at 218-732-4713 or email us

Abbey of the Arts offers in-person and online retreats on a regular basis. See their calendar for current offerings.


A Minnesota Hermitage Retreat Center

Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth) is a hermitage retreat center in the Franciscan tradition called to serve God through prayer and by providing the oopportunity to retreat into the silence and solitude of a simple hermitage environment.

Family Retreats

Faith Practices At Home

from Traci Smith, includes videos for Hospitality, Prayer, Retreat, Service, Storytelling, and Holy Week