Resources, Retreats, Hermitages

As Bishop Odgren has traveled throughout the Synod offering pastoral care to our church leaders during the Fall 2021 1:1 listening sessions, she returned to a staff meeting and asked for a list of resources, retreats, and hermitages be posted for your use. We compiled the following. If you have additional sources to add, please send to the email here. In the subject line type Resources, Retreats, Hermitages and we’ll add them. Thank you!

Resources, Retreats, and Hermitages nearby (and some not):

ARC Retreat Community

The ARC Way: Action. Reflection. Celebration

ARC Retreat Community (including hermitage) is a quiet place offering a reflective atmosphere for individuals and small groups who seek to slow down the pace of life, restore balance, and grow on the spiritual journey.

1680 373rd Ave Northeast
Stanchfield, MN 55080

Camp Amnicon

Four Seasons of Adventure ~ Beauty ~ Discovery

A camp, retreat center, and hermitage, this outdoor outreach ministry on the south shore of Lake Superior strives to connect the mission of the church and the care of God’s creation through high adventure outdoor programs and retreats.

8450 E. Camp Amnicon Rd
South Range, WI 54874

Christos Center for Spiritual Formation

A peaceful, supportive place to discern answers, as you nurture your relationship with God’s divine presence.

1212 Holly Drive
Lino Lakes, MN 55038

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” ~ Psalm 51:10

Heartwood Resort

A family destination resort, tucked into 700 acres of Wisconsin wilderness. Home to two private lakes and the nationally-protected Namekagon River.

N10884 Hoinville Rd
Trego, WI 54888

McCabe Renewal Center

McCabe Renewal Center offers space and opportunities to nurture the whole person through private and group retreats, workshops, and a variety of programs. As a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery, the Center is committed to journey with others as they seek wholeness and inner peace. Additionally, the Center for Courage & Renewal and its growing global network of Courage & Renewal Facilitators help people lead lives of courage and integrity by offering online resources, in-person retreats and personal/professional development programs. Facilitators lead programs using the Circle of Trust® approach, based on the work of author and activist Parker J. Palmer.

The Benedictine Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery

2125 Abbotsford Ave
Duluth, MN 55803

Center for Courage & Renewal

Mercy Center in Burlingame

Mercy Center in Burlingame (just south of San Francisco, CA) provides opportunities for people to become more attentive to the presence of the Divine in their lives and in the world, and then respond with care for the Earth and service to others.

2300 Adeline Dr.
Burlingame, CA 94010

OMG Center for Theological Conversation & The Spent Dandelion Theological Retreat Center

OMG Center for Theological Conversation and The Spent Dandelion Theological Retreat Center
offers guests hospitality on several fronts: a four-season studio apartment overlooking our 20 acres
of North Shore woods along Lake Superior; our large garden and orchard—and the harvests thereof; a
4,000+ theological library for your perusal and use; private consultations with a trained theologian to
explore and deepen your faith and religious curiosity.

Rev. Dr. Anna Madsen
808 Stanley Road
Two Harbors, MN 55616

Pacem in Terris

Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth) is a Hermitage Retreat Center founded in the Franciscan tradition, called to serve God’s people through prayer and by providing the opportunity to retreat into the silence and solitude of a simple hermitage environment.

26399 Minnesota Hwy 47 NW
Isanti, MN 55040

Presbyterian Clearwater Forest

Hermitage, Spiritual Renewal – Clearwater

Clearwater Forest is over 1,000 acres of mostly unspoiled forest and lakeshore and where many feel closest to God and free to connect with their spirituality. Offering include the Hermitage and Woodchuck cabins for year-round solo and couples retreats.

16595 Crooked Lane Rd
Deerwood, MN 56444

The Spent Dandelion Theological Retreat Center

See OMG Center above for description.

808 Stanley Road
Two Harbors, MN 55616

Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center

Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center welcomes all people to experience the pure beauty of God’s creation in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Experience reconciliation, renewal, healing, and transformation. Spirit also welcomes and assists individuals who would like personally recrate for one or more days.

7415 E Elbow Bend Rd
Carefree, AZ 86377

Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry

Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry provides opportunities for Christ-centered spiritual growth, leadership development, and outreach in God’s great northwoods.

Camp Hiawatha
36944 Camp Hiawatha Rd
Deer River MN 56636

Camp Vermillion
2555 V3ermillion Camp Rd
Cook, MN 55723

“I will lure you into the desert, and there I will speak to your heart.” ~ Hosea 2:14