In this ancient and sacred place, we seek to protect the solitude and silence for all who come. We welcome people at all stages of their spiritual journey and invite pilgrims to come and stay.
Two thousand years ago, Jesus extended this invitation to his disciples and our hearts still respond to it today. The invitation to solitude is an invitation to come home to ourselves.
So often, we are not at home. We live somehow at a distance from our bodies, our hearts, our spirits. As St. Augustine says, he was rushing headlong outside himself, seeking here, seeking there for the God who all the time was waiting within.