Lent Quiet Day – The Truth About Freedom

The Hermitage 11321 Dutch Settlement Rd, Three RIvers, MI, United States

Lent is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word for “spring.” It denotes the lengthening of days. In Christian practice, it is a time for honest introspection and long reflection on the life and work of Jesus and readies us for an entry into Holy Week culminating in the celebration of Resurrection. We believe we are made


Feast of the Transfiguration – Celebration and Stories

The Hermitage 11321 Dutch Settlement Rd, Three RIvers, MI, United States

Come Celebrate Transitions and Transformations This year's Feast of the Transition will focus on celebrating the work of Kevin and June these past four years, the arrival of the Bierma family assuming leadership for the Hermitage,  the work of the Wengers on the new staff residence, and the work of staff and volunteer Ursula and

Women’s Silent Retreat

A silent retreat for women at the Hermitage will be hosted by the Sanctuary at Bear Creek on 14-16 October 2022 .  There are a few openings still available! Please use the link below to see if this opportunity is for you. Women's' Retreat Offering

Advent Quiet Day 2022 – Presenter Naomi Wenger

“...Christ plays in ten thousand places, Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his
To the Father through the features of men's faces.”
These words from the closing of Gerard Manley Hopkin’s untitled sonnet, form a framework for an Advent Quiet Day reflection on Being, Doing, Incarnation and Divinization. Join with Naomi in a day-long meditation on one of Hopkin’s most beloved poems. As we prepare for the darkening days of Advent and the remembrance of the incarnate birth of the son of God, we take a few hours to remember that we participate in this great movement of God earthward by approaching the fullness of “our life ... hidden in Christ with God” (Colossians 3:3).


Spaces open for Women’s Retreat this weekend – April 14-16

Come and encounter God and His unprecedented dreams for your life surrounded by nature and intentional time away in solitude.  This is a 3-day experience that provides a Holy Spirit tailored setting for a small but powerful group of like-minded women to encounter the presence of God. This will be a beautiful time of building

Advent 2023 – Creches from Around the World

Chapel of the Transfiguration

Advent Day Retreat led by Faith Bierma and Patty Hogan Maranatha!  December 9 9am-4:30pm Event Highlights: *Advent Hymn Sing *Lectio Divina  *Practice of Listen Prayer *Exploration of the Depiction of the Nativity from Around the World *Small Group Discussion and Processing     To register, please fill in the registration form and note in the


Howard Thurman Retreat

Chapel of the Transfiguration

Dr. Thurman was spiritual advisor to Dr. King and one of the principal architects of the modern, nonviolent civil rights movement.

“Nurturing Spiritual Connection:  The Incredible Wisdom & Liberation of Forgiveness”

A Transformational Experiential Retreat   GilChrist Retreat Cntr  Fetzer.org Wednesday, March 13    10-3:30   $95 Forgiving unleashes Energy—Nurtures all our relationships---sets us free!      WHAT:  Personalized inner work in a supportive group--through stories, gentle   humor, guided visualizations, journaling, sound immersion & moments of prayerful meditation when we may ask our angels to assist us.          One “Forgiveness