HELP US COMPLETE THE RENOVATION for the:
ST. Joseph’s Hermitage
or you can
or you can mail a donation to:
Servants of Christ Jesus
P.O. Box 102848
Denver, CO 80250-2848
memo: Hermitage Appeal
Our Father’s House has always been our multi-purpose religious residence. In Steubenville, Ohio Our Father’s House housed Servants, welcomed long-term housemates, provided space for household initiation, and welcomed occasional retreatants.
In Denver, Our Father’s House has been our home, our mission base, and our venue for Great Feasts. Housing retreatants has been often clumsy, considering their greater need for silence, solitude, and personal space alongside a very active missionary community of men characterized by animated praise, lively brotherhood, and an energetic schedule. Housing retreatants off-site means higher costs for them, and longer commutes for Servant directors.
To more widely and generously offer retreat options and The Spiritual Exercises, the Servants of Christ Jesus propose turning the smaller of our two basements into a nearly self-sufficient hermitage. With a private entry-way, private bathroom, private kitchenette, and private living quarters, a retreatant would be insulated from interruptions by our active community, while having proximity to the Blessed Sacrament upstairs, and personal spiritual direction from a Servant in residence.
While the private bathroom is fully functional, we’re starting everything else from scratch with new walls, ceiling, lighting, flooring, and furniture. With your help, we hope to begin hosting retreatants in Our Father’s House as early as Fall 2019!