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Spiritual Practices: Hermitage & Retreats

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


3000 Miles to Jesus: Pilgrimage as a Way of Life for Spiritual Seekers     Becoming Rooted: One Hundred Days of Reconnecting with Sacred Earth     Home Is the Road: Wandering the Land, Shaping the Spirit     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

Gift Cards | The Spent Dandelion Theological Retreat CenterThe Spent Dandelion offers guests hospitality on several fronts: a four-season studio apartment overlooking our 20 acres of North Shore woods; our large garden and orchard—and the harvests thereof!; a 4,000+ theological library for your perusal and use; private consultations with a trained theologian to explore and deepen your faith and religious curiosity; and proximity to the glorious woods, lakes, trails, restaurants, and artisans dotting the towns along Lake Superior.

MICAH: Minnesota Institute of Contemplation & HealingA Place to Heal

MICAH is a multifaceted facility for the practice and study of spiritual formation, leadership, healing, and art. A contemplative Christian center, MICAH provides sacred space to create a life with God.

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.


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 opportunity to retreat into the silence and solitude of a simple hermitage environment.

Leader Retreats

Guided Retreats |Online|

Sam Rahberg, Rachel Twigg, or Peter Watkins
Schedule at your convenience
Set aside some time and let a member of the experienced spiritual direction team at Wood & Water Retreats know when you would like to meet.


Planning a Youth Creation Care Pilgrimage

This article shares the story of how one Episcopal diocese facilitated a youth pilgrimage in their state that focused on creation care. It includes planning tips and resource samples that communities and dioceses can draw upon for a pilgrimage in their own locations.

Family Retreats

Faith Practices At Home

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

In Our Library

9781566992299: Be Still: Designing And Leading Contemplative Retreats               Cover Image