Hermitages

Simplicity and solitude are the hallmarks of our hermitage retreats.  Each of our five dwellings are designed for you to relax, meditate, pray, and find inner peace.  Many hermits include spiritual direction and massage therapy as part of their retreat.  Advance appointments are needed for these services.   Call 815.464.3880 to schedule your hermitage retreat or go to Contact Us to email request.

SANTA CHIARA AND RIVO TORTO

Santa Chiara and Rivo Torto are our most popular hermitages.  They are also the newest and have the most amenities.  Each has a screened in porch, living room with electric fireplace, bedroom, bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning and heat.   $60 per night; $30 for a day only retreat Monday-Thursday; $50 for a day only retreat Friday-Sunday.


LA FORESTA AND GRECCIO

La Foresta and Greccio are popular for their light, airy feel and views of the woods.  Each has a porch, living room, bedroom, bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning and heat.  $50 per night; $25 for a day only retreat Monday-Thursday; $40 for a day only retreat Friday-Sunday.


SAN DAMIANO

San Damiano is our most rustic hermitage and embodies simplicity.  It has a porch, bed, bathroom, sitting area, space heaters, small “counter top” kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave, hot plate, coffee maker, and toaster oven.  $35 per night; $15 for a day only retreat Monday-Thursday; $20 for a day only retreat Friday-Sunday.


GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Most people choose to prepare their own food.  Grocery stores are located nearby.  Meals can be prepared by the Port chefs for additional cost.  Kitchens are supplied with coffee, tea, creamer, sugar, sugar substitute, salt, pepper, pots, pans, cooking utensils, silverware, and dishes.
  • CD players are provided along with lanterns and weather radios.  Cell phones can be used but no internet access is available in the hermitages.  Wi-Fi and a guest computer are located in the retreat house.
  • All linens are provided including sheets, pillow cases, blankets, comforters, towels and wash cloths.  You will need to remove your used linens, towels, and wash cloths and bring them to The Port at the end of your retreat.  You will also need to remove your garbage and recycle items and deposit them in the bins by the west door of The Port.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.  Your key will be waiting for you at the office located in The Portiuncula Center for Prayer.  You can drive your car to your hermitage to unload and then park your car in one of the designated lots.

COMMENTS FROM SOME OF OUR GUESTS

“I loved my experience here—it wasn’t long enough, but it nourished me in so many ways. I will definitely be coming back again.”

“Thank you and bless you in your most valuable work!”

“My time here was refreshing and renewing.  Thanks to all who make it so conducive!!”

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