Tiny Hermitage

by Craig

Students from my Alma Mater, The Catholic University of America’s School of Architecture Design Collaborative in Washington, DC, recently designed a tiny hermitage for the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America. It is a place of quiet retreat where anyone is able to experience the solitude that is difficult to find in today’s world. Book your retreat now at the Franciscan Monastery Hermitage.
Designed for one person, the Hermitage is a beautiful and peaceful retreat space nestled behind the historic Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America in Washington, DC. Accommodations

  • Private building for one person
  • Sleep area, kitchenette for preparing your own meals, washer/dryer, bathroom and private outdoor deck
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Spiritual opportunities
  • Personal retreats, typically 1-7 nights
  • Daily Mass and confessions available
  • Access to the Alverna Chapel
  • Historic Monastery church, beautiful gardens and shrines on 42 acres

The Hermitage is in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC, near The Catholic University of America and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. To learn more visit the website here http://www.myfranciscan.org/facilities/hermitage/hermitage-accommadations/ hermitage outside view

kitchen study and bedroom bathroom bed

16 thoughts on “Tiny Hermitage”

  1. I couldn’t tell from floor plan or photos what the wooden part near the door is — it sticks out a bit from the rest of the building. Does anyone know? Thx.

  2. I think it will be a lovely spot for spiritual refreshment! It is, a little bit, too convenient with amenities, but I think most people will appreciate its simplicity. Just don’t run the washer when yur trying to meditate.

  3. My dream exists! I’m so excited to see this post. I’d truly love to visit here or some place like it in order to enjoy a period of undistracted intimacy with Jesus in: spiritual formation, discernment of vocations, and writing on minimalist spirituality.


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