Be an Urban Hermit at Motherhouse Retreats

Find your inner hermit at a private Urban Hermit Retreat at the historic motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.

Take a break from your hectic pace and spend time deepening your relationship with God.

We provide quiet contemplative spaces, online retreat resource and the leisure to set  your own pace in a relaxed atmosphere.


  • Private air-conditioned bedrooms and lounges
  • Meals provided (special dietary needs accomodated)
  • Wireless Internet
  • Small library
  • Indoor labyrinth
  • Holy Family Chapel, Blessed Sacarament Chapel available for private devotion and prayer
  • Enclosed courtyard and porches with seating
  • Water feature, walking path and seating areas on campus
  • Cozy fireplace for winter stays

Click here to take a virtual tour of the motherhouse.

2009 Retreat Dates

  • June 22-28
  • July 13-19
  • July 20-26
  • August 17-23
  • August 24-30
  • November 9-15
  • November 16-22
  • December 14-20

Five day sessions: Check in Monday at 9am, depart Friday after lunch
Offering: $250 per week


For more infomation and to register, contact Denise Raggio at 314-678-0478 or

Click here for a brochure.


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