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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


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

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.