A Guide to Monastic Guest Houses


Featured in The New York Times Sunday Travel section and in the National Geographic Traveler, this updated and expanded edition of A Guide to Monastic Guest Houses will inspire its readers to experience the age-old tradition of monastic hospitality and to enjoy a refreshing interval of 'holy leisure.'
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Featured in The New York Times Sunday Travel section and in the National Geographic Traveler, this updated and expanded edition of A Guide to Monastic Guest Houses will inspire its readers to experience the age-old tradition of monastic hospitality and to enjoy a refreshing interval of 'holy leisure.'
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Many monasteries and convents offer hospitality to those seeking rest and reflection. This guide gives detailed information on accommodations at monastic guest houses in every US state and every Canadian province. Entries provide details on accommodations, cost, travel, histories, and points of interest in the surrounding area, as well as contact information, including e-mail and Web sites. The monasteries and convents span a spectrum of Christian traditions, yet each is open to pilgrims of any faith. The author is a writer and historian. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819218483
  • Publisher: Church Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2000
  • Edition description: 4TH, REVISED
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.04 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xiv
Preface xvi
Map of the United States and Canada xviii
United States
Sacred Heart Monastery, Cullman 1
The Lodge at the Shrine of St. Therese, Juneau 3
Holy Trinity Monastery, St. David 5
Servants of Christ Priory, Phoenix 7
Coury House, Subiaco 9
Incarnation Monastery, Berkeley 11
Incarnation Priory, Berkeley 13
Mount Calvary Retreat House, Santa Barbara 15
Mount Tabor Monastery, Redwood Valley 17
Prince of Peace Abbey, Oceanside 19
St. Andrew's Abbey, Valyermo 21
St. Francis House, San Francisco 23
St. Mary's Retreat House, Santa Barbara 25
The Retreat House, Big Sur 27
Abbey of St. Walburga, Virginia Dale 29
Holy Cross Abbey, Canon City 31
St. Benedict's Monastery, Snowmass 33
Convent of St. Birgitta, Darien 35
A. Felix duPont Memorial House, Rehoboth Beach 37
District of Columbia
St. Anselm's Abbey, Washington 41
Holy Name Monastery, St. Leo 43
St. Leo Abbey, St. Leo 45
Convent of St. Helena, Augusta 47
Monastery of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit, Conyers 49
St. Isaac's Hermitage, Mountain View 51
Marymount Hermitage, Mesa 53
Bethlehem House, Chicago 55
Chicago Priory of Christ the King, Chicago 57
Monastery of the Holy Cross, Chicago 59
Priory of St. Benedict, Chicago 63
St. Benedict Abbey, Bartonville 67
St. Meinrad Archabbey Guest House, St. Meinrad 69
Mississippi Abbey, Dubuque 71
New Melleray Abbey, Peosta 73
St. Benedict's Abbey Guest House, Atchison 75
Abbey of Gethsemani, Trappist 77
St. Joseph Abbey, St. Benedict 79
Bay View Villa, Saco 81
All Saints Convent, Catonsville 83
Annunciation Monastery, Catonsville 85
Sanctuary House, Cambridge 87
Emery House, West Newbury 89
Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham 91
Monastery of St. Mary and St. John, Cambridge 93
St. Benedict Abbey, Still River 95
St. Joseph's Abbey, Spencer 97
St. Margaret's Convent, Roxbury 99
St. Marina's Guest House and Bertram Conference Center, Duxbury 101
St. Scholastica Priory and St. Mary's Monastery, Petersham 103
Dormition of the Mother of God Orthodox Monastery, Rives Junction 105
St. Augustine's House, Oxford 107
St. Gregory's Abbey, Three Rivers 109
St. John's Abbey, Collegeville 111
Skete of the Resurrection of Christ, Minneapolis 113
St. Augustine Retreat Center, Bay St. Louis 115
Assumption Abbey, Ava 117
Queen of Heaven Solitude, Marionville 119
Vision of Peace Hermitages, Pevely 121
Living Water Contemplative Center, Sheridan 123
Christ the King Priory, St. Benedict Center, Schuyler 125
Wellspring Retreat House, Boulder City 127
New Hampshire
Star Island, Portsmouth 129
New Jersey
Convent of St. John Baptist and St. Marguerite's House, Mendham 133
St. Mary's Abbey Retreat Center, Morristown 135
New Mexico
Monastery of Christ in the Desert, Abiquiu 137
Our Lady of Guadalupe Benedictine Abbey, Pecos 139
New York
Abbey of the Genesee, Piffard 141
Convent of St. Helena, Vails Gate 143
Holy Cross Monastery, West Park 145
House of the Redeemer, New York City 147
Little Portion Friary, Mt. Sinai 149
Mount Saviour Monastery, Pine City 151
New Skete Monastery, Cambridge 155
St. Cuthbert's House and St. Aidan's House, Brewster 159
St. Hilda's House, New York City 161
St. Margaret's House, New Hartford 163
St. Mary's Convent, Peekskill 165
The Leo House, New York City 167
Transfiguration Monastery, Windsor 169
North Carolina
New Creation Monastery, Boonville 171
The Summit, Brown Summit 173
North Dakota
Assumption Abbey, Richardton 177
St. Andrew Svorad Abbey, Cleveland 179
Osage Monastery, Sand Springs 183
Trappist Abbey of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Lafayette 185
Community of Celebration, Aliquippa 187
Pendle Hill, Wallingford 191
Regina Mundi Priory, Devon 195
St. Emma Monastery and Retreat House, Greensburg 199
St. Margaret's House, Philadelphia 203
Rhode Island
Portsmouth Abbey, Portsmouth 205
St. Paul's Priory, Newport 207
South Carolina
Mepkin Abbey, Moncks Corner 211
South Dakota
Blue Cloud Abbey Retreat Center, Marvin 213
St. Mary's Retreat and Conference Center, Sewanee 215
Monastery of the Four Evangelists, Houston 217
Mount Carmel Center, Dallas 219
Abbey of Our Lady of the Holy Trinity, Huntsville 221
Monastery of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Westfield 223
Weston Priory, Weston 225
Holy Cross Abbey, Berryville 227
Mary Mother of the Church Abbey, Richmond 231
Holden Village, Chelan 233
Kairos House of Prayer, Spokane 237
St. Placid Priory, Lacey 239
West Virginia
Good Counsel Friary, Morgantown 241
Holy Hill, Hubertus 245
Mary's Margin, Mukwonago 247
Monastery of St. Benedict Center, Middleton 249
San Benito Monastery, Dayton 253
St. John's Priory, Edmonton 257
British Columbia
The Prince of Peace Priory, Chemainus 259
Our Lady of the Prairies Abbey, Holland 261
New Brunswick
Trappistines, Abbaye Notre-Dame de l'Assomption, Rogersville 263
The Recluse Sisters, St. John's 265
Nova Scotia
Bethany Place, Digby 267
Crieff Hills Community, Puslinch 269
Holy Cross Priory, Toronto 271
St. John's Convent, Willowdale 273
Prince Edward Island
Mount St. Mary's, Charlottetown 275
Auberge de la Basilique, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre 277
Abbaye Cistercienne d'Oka, Oka 279
Abbaye Saint-Benoit-du-Lac, Saint-Benoit-du-Lac 281
Abbaye Sainte-Marie-des Deux-Montagnes, Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac 283
Les Recluses Missionnaires, Lafontaine 285
Les Recluses Missionnaires, Montreal 287
St. Peter's Abbey, Muenster 289
Readership Response 291
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