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Come away to a lonely place all by yourselves and rest awhile. Mark 6:31



Visitors come to Quaker Monastery from a wide range of religious backgrounds. For those seeking a deeper connection with God, we welcome guests of all faiths to come to the quiet and experience stillness, recollection and peace at the unique setting of Quaker Monastery. Hospitality is offered in a variety of Christian spiritual retreats. Simple meals may be included, please read retreat descriptions.

The Peace Chapel is open throughout the day.





And I say, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest. - Psalm 55:6


Guest Retreats

Especially for Ministers, Elders, Pastors, Priests, Religious and Clergy, guest retreats are available from mid 5th month through 10th month (May - October).

Two small and simply appointed rooms are available, each with a double bed, and a shared bath. Simple breakfast is provided and supper with the Friends is available each evening at 6 p.m..

Suggested donation: $65 per person, per night. Limit: 2 people per room.

















Programed Day Retreats

Programmed day and evening retreats are scheduled throughout the year. Download a copy of the schedule and we hope thee is able to join us for at least one of these retreats.
















Hermitage Retreats
Hermitage retreats are offered in the spirit of Christ Jesus, who himself sought solitude and prayer time, in quiet peaceful places, in order to be closer to God without distractions. Our Lord encouraged others to do the same.

A hermitage is a place of holy solitude where in simple surroundings one can seek a prayerful experience, and mindful rest, in the sacred and nurturing presence of God. Drawing inspiration from monastic wisdom, Hermit guests can come to know that solitude is not lonely, silence is not empty and that Divine companionship can be realized in stillness.

Each hermitage is located in natural surroundings that resemble a Dark Sky Park. The open landscape and fair view perspectives by day inspire appreciation for the beauty of God's creative works. But, on a clear night, largely unobstructed by light pollution, the sweeping view of the starry sky proclaims the unfathomable Majesty of our Lord in a way which only that kind of panorama can convey. The hermit stands small under such vastness and is able to contemplate that God assigned the order of the universe and knows each and every star by name. He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. (Psalm 147:4) And just as our heavenly Father knows the intimate details of the universe that He created, God also knows each of us individually as well, and we are His beloved children.

In the significance of smallness, the Hermit can learn to open inner space so that she or he becomes able “to entertain silence in the heart and listen for the voice of God – to pray for your own discovery.” (Thomas Merton)

Hermitages are available from 6th month through 9th month.

Be still and cool in thy own mind and spirit from thy own thoughts, and then thou wilt feel the principle of God... – George Fox (founder of the Quakers), 1658.








Julian Hermitage
Truth sees God, and wisdom contemplates God, and from these two comes a third,
a holy and wonderful delight in God, who is love.
  - Julian of Norwich
1966 Airstream Trade Wind Land Yacht

Julian Hermitage is a vintage Airstream that we converted into a prayer hermitage. We named it after Julian of Norwich (ca. 8 Nov. 1342 – ca. 1416) who was an English Anchoress and Christian Mystic. Julian of Norwich

Julian of Norwich lived a life of prayer and contemplation in a small cell (room). Her visions were the source of her major work, Revelations of Divine Love, which she wrote in around 1393. It is believed to be the earliest surviving book written in the English language by a woman.    
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_of_Norwich

Julian Hermitage is a primitive retreat space for a single retreatant only. It is important that guests use this hermitage gently and considerately in order to kindly preserve it for long future use. After all, Julian Hermitage is almost 50 years old.

There is no plumbing or electricity. Lighting is provided by way of a small solar lamp or candle.

Drinking water is provided in a portable container as well as fruit, Irish soda bread and goat cheese along with a thermos of hot coffee or tea. Napkins, tissue, toilet paper, cups and other supplies are provided in the hermitage.

Cooking is not allowed in Julian Hermitage, but retreatants may bring prepared food and drinks in a cooler or thermos.

A simple supper with the Friends (usually soup, salad, bread and cheese) is available each evening at 6 p.m.

Though there is no to Wi-fi Internet access, we do generally have cell phone reception.

No smoking, no incense, no pets, no alcohol. In consideration of future guests, please refrain from using cologne or perfume.

A compost toilet is available for use in the hermitage. A full bathroom and shower is available at the main building from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Suggested donation: $65 per night. Reservations are required in advance.

To read the story of our Julian Hermitage Airstream and see inside pictures click here.





St. Andrew Hermitage
He [Jesus] said to them, ‘Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.’ Matthew 4:19

Andrew was the brother of Simon Peter, and both were fishermen by trade.

"As [Jesus] was walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is now called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen. He said to them, ‘Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.’ At once they left their nets and followed him." Matthew 4:18-20

St. Andrew had first been a follower of John the Baptist and through John's witness became a disciple of Jesus. St. Andrew was one of the the first four Apostles chosen by Christ Jesus.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_the_Apostle

St. Andrew Hermitage is a modest but comfortable prayer cabin. This hermitage is named after both the Apostle Andrew, and St. Andrews by the Lake, Episcopal Church, in Harrisville, Michigan, with whom we share community and fellowship.

There is no plumbing or electricity in the hermitage. Lighting is provided by way of a small solar lamp or candle.

Drinking water is provided in a portable container as well as fruit, Irish soda bread and goat cheese along with a thermos of hot coffee or tea. Napkins, tissue, toilet paper, cups and other supplies are provided in the hermitage.

Cooking is not allowed in St. Andrew Hermitage, but retreatants may bring prepared food and drinks in a cooler or thermos.

A simple supper with the Friends (usually soup, salad, bread and cheese) is available each evening at 6 p.m.

Though there is no to Wi-fi Internet access, we do generally have cell phone reception.

No smoking, no incense, no pets, no alcohol. In consideration of future guests, please refrain from using cologne or perfume.

A compost toilet is available for use in the hermitage. A full bathroom and shower is available at the main building from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Suggested donation: $65 per night. Reservations are required in advance.







Pacem in Terris Hermitage
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
- Words of Jesus Christ, Matthew 5:9

Pacem in Terris means "Peace on earth" in Latin.  Jesus said; "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you.", and it is the peace of the Lord that we share with visitors at Quaker Monastery, and we pray for the peace of the world every day.

Pacem in Terris Hermitage includes a small ecumenical library of spiritual titles which visitors are welcome to read during their stay. The open porch areas provide refreshing and protective cover for outdoor meditation, reading, or journaling.

There is no plumbing or electricity in the hermitage. Lighting is provided by way of a small solar lamp or candle.

Drinking water is provided in a portable container as well as fruit, Irish soda bread and goat cheese along with a thermos of hot coffee or tea. Napkins, tissue, toilet paper, cups and other supplies are provided in the hermitage.

Cooking is not allowed in Pacem in Terris Hermitage, but retreatants may bring prepared food and drinks in a cooler or thermos.

A simple supper with the Friends (usually soup, salad, bread and cheese) is available each evening at 6 p.m.

Though there is no to Wi-fi Internet access, we do generally have cell phone reception.

No smoking, no incense, no pets, no alcohol. In consideration of future guests, please refrain from using cologne or perfume.

A compost toilet is available for use in the hermitage. A full bathroom and shower is available at the main building from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Suggested donation: $85 per night. Reservations are required in advance.

On the days that Pacem in Terris Hermitage is not occupied by a Hermit guest, it is open for use as a contemplation area to other registered guests.






St. Francis Prayer Shelter
Pictures and information coming soon.




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