A hermitage is a small, private, single dwelling that provides solitude and quiet in order to assist a person in listening more deeply to what the Lord is speaking in one’s heart. It is a time to encounter self, a time for deepening one’s faith, hope and love in prayerful listening and reflection on Sacred Scripture.
Our hermitage, located in the Emmaus Garden, a short distance from the Retreat Center, offers a place of solitude and silence where one can be free to meet the Lord in a deeper and more contemplative way.
As with the disciples on their way to Emmaus, we too ask the Lord to come and stay with us as he continues to reveal himself more deeply through the Scriptures and the Breaking of the Bread. As with those disciples, we are then sent forth to share the fruits of our relationship with the Lord with others.
The Emmaus Hermitage consists of a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, prayer area and screened porch. It is equipped with heat as well as air-conditioning. Bedding and towels are provided.
Retreatants ordinarily provide their own food and have use of a microwave oven, toaster oven, 2-burner stove, and refrigerator for preparing meals in the hermitage. In the event one wishes to take advantage of the noon dinner provided by the Retreat House, there will be an additional cost.
Daily Eucharist is celebrated Monday through Saturday at the Retreat House Chapel and on Sunday at the local parish. Retreatants are welcome to join us.
Although we have other programs and activities going on at the main Retreat Center, we respect the hermitage as a place of solitude, prayer and reflection. Our retreat center is located on 1200 acres of woodlands. It provides ample space for solitude to commune with God through nature along wooded paths bordering the Chattahoochee River.
Priority will be given to week-long reservations. Reservations for short-term (2 or more days) are then available.
Please call us at 334 855-4474 for rates and reservations.
As with our Retreat Center Programs, fees do not cover actual expenses. Any additional offering is gratefully appreciated