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Spiritual Florida: A Guide to Retreat Centers and Religious Sites in Florida and Nearby

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Create the lush landscape of your dreams with this comprehensive guide to beautiful, Do you need a break from the demands and pressures of daily life? Spending a weekend, a few days, or even just an hour away from the world may be exactly what you need to renew your spirit. Going on spiritual journeys and retreats is not new-people have been going on pilgrimages and journeying to sacred shrines for centuries. Florida's modern options include monasteries, spiritual retreat centers, and unique religious sites in ...
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Overview

Create the lush landscape of your dreams with this comprehensive guide to beautiful, Do you need a break from the demands and pressures of daily life? Spending a weekend, a few days, or even just an hour away from the world may be exactly what you need to renew your spirit. Going on spiritual journeys and retreats is not new-people have been going on pilgrimages and journeying to sacred shrines for centuries. Florida's modern options include monasteries, spiritual retreat centers, and unique religious sites in peaceful, secluded, and spiritually nurturing settings that you can enjoy individually or in groups. This book includes detailed descriptions of 41 retreats in Florida and 11 nearby in neighboring states. Each has a detailed description about its history, facilities, programs, contacts, and directions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561643318
  • Publisher: Pineapple Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Pages: 143
  • Sales rank: 794,338
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Mauricio Herreros has a bachelor's degree in computer science and an MBA. After fifteen years of working in the corporate world he felt a lack of purpose in his career. Five years ago he embarked on a personal journey that led him to discover the diverse and mostly unknown world of spirituality that exists all around us in Florida and the Southeast. This book is the result of that experience. Mauricio lives in northeast Florida with his wife and children. When he is not traveling or writing, he works as a systems consultant. Spiritual Florida is his third book.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xv
How to Use This Book xvii
Map xviii
Going on Retreat xxi
Spiritual Places in North Florida 1
1 Annunciation of the Theotokos Monastery: Reddick 2
2 Bethel Baptist Institutional Church: Jacksonville 4
3 Camp Kulaqua Retreat Center: High Springs 6
4 First Baptist Church: Jacksonville 8
5 Marywood Retreat Center: Switzerland 10
6 Memorial Presbyterian Church: St. Augustine 13
7 Montgomery Conference Center: Starke 15
8 Panagia Vlahernon Monastery: Williston 17
9 Saint John Neumann Renewal Center: Tallahassee 21
10 Saint Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine: St. Augustine 22
11 Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche: St. Augustine 25
12 Wat Khmer Savy Rattanaram: Jacksonville 29
Spiritual Places in Central Florida 31
13 Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center: Ovideo 32
14 Christian Retreat: Bradenton 34
15 Franciscan Center: Tampa 36
16 Holy Name Monastery: St. Leo 38
17 Islamic Society of Central Florida: Orlando 40
18 Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center: Leesburg 41
19 Lakewood Retreat: Brooksville 43
20 Mary, Queen of the Universe Shrine: Orlando 44
21 Our Lady of Divine Providence: Clearwater 47
22 Parbawatiya Buddhist Center: Safety Harbor 49
23 Saint Leo Abbey: St. Leo 51
24 Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral: Tarpon Springs 56
25 San Pedro Center: Winter Park 59
26 Wat Florida Dhammaram: Kissimmee 62
Spiritual Places in South Florida 67
27 The Ancient Spanish Monastery: Miami 68
28 Campo San Jose: Lake Placid 71
29 Cenacle Spiritual Life Center: Lantana 72
30 Duncan Conference Center: Delray Beach 75
31 Jewish Museum of Florida: Miami Beach 76
32 Manresa Retreat House: Miami 78
33 MorningStar Renewal Center: Miami 80
34 Mother of God House of Prayer: Alva 82
35 Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center: North Palm Beach 84
36 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Spiritual Center: Miami 87
37 Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat Center: Venice 89
38 Saint Mary Star of the Sea Spiritual Center: Key West 91
39 Shiva Vishnu Temple of South Florida: Southwest Ranches 93
40 The Shul of Bal Harbour: Surfside 95
41 Wat Buddharangsi: Miami 97
Beyond Florida (Spiritual Places Within a Day's Drive) 99
42 Blessed Trinity Shrine Retreat: Holy Trinity, Alabama 100
43 Emmanuel Retreat House: Greenville, South Carolina 102
44 Epworth By The Sea: St. Simons Island, Georgia 104
45 Monastery of the Holy Spirit: Conyers, Georgia 107
46 Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center: Atlanta, Georgia 112
47 Mepkin Abbey: Moncks Corner, South Carolina 115
48 Oratory Center for Spirituality: Rock Hill, South Carolina 120
49 Sacred Heart Monastery: Cullman, Alabama 122
50 Saint Bernard Abbey: Cullman, Alabama 124
51 Sea of Peace House of Prayer: Edisto Island, South Carolina 126
52 Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament: Hanceville, Alabama 127
Resources 129
More Information 131
Bibliographic References 135
Index 137
About the Author 143
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2006

    Unique work

    This book offers more than Florida. I visited the monastery in Georgia listed in this title. It was a tremendous experience. I am making plans to go back next year. Found needed peace and rest!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2005

    Very complete!

    I found this book at a B&N store in Florida. The author did a tremendous job of describing each place in detail. I loved the photos. My job is very stressful and was looking for a different place to get a way for a few days. I'm thinking to visit one the monasteries listed in the book. I had no idea that these places existed in the Southeast!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2005

    Couldn't put it down!

    A friend told me about this title. I have been looking for a place to go on retreat. This book lists many great places I can visit in Florida and Southeast. I am trying to decide where to go (so many options). This is my first retreat. I highly recommend this book. It is well written and has very detailed descriptions of each place.

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