Ongoing spiritual direction and recreation will be available only to Priests. Laity are welcome to stay at nearby Shawnee Hills State Park. The Hermitage will have a facilities manager to oversee operations and food service.
No, the Hermitage will be available at no charge to all Priests from any Diocese.
The Hermitage is designated for Catholic Priests only.
The vision for the Hermitage is that it is available any time it is needed, even at the last minute, space permitting.
This is a non-profit organization that is seeking donations and financial sponsors — including individuals and organizations from the surrounding Diocese and individual Parishes.
The vision is that the Priests will own, operate and manage the Hermitage as their own.
The vision is for Mass, private prayer, quiet time, fraternal time, walking/hiking trails, tent camping, horseback riding, mountain biking, outdoor landscaping and projects involving construction equipment if any of the Priests would like to relax in this manner.
We are on God’s time … we are currently building support for the project before we move forward on construction of the Hermitage. We have no set dates at this time.