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Enter into deeper communion with God through prayer and solitude. The hermitage is a peaceful urban retreat for one person that is nestled behind the historic Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America. It is conveniently located near Metro and The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

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The hermitage is a separate building with a sleeping area for one person, kitchenette, bathroom and outdoor deck. It is wheelchair accessible. Bed linens, towels and cooking utensils are included. Guests are responsible for their own meals.

Mass and confession are offered daily. Guests are invited to spend time in contemplation  in the historic Monastery church, Alverna Chapel, gardens, and shrines of the Holy Land and Lourdes on 42 peaceful acres.


A typical stay is 1-7 nights. Longer retreats may be arranged.  Contact us for rates.
For information and reservations, please contact us at hermitage@myfranciscan.com. So we may assist you, please include your requested dates, full name, email, phone number and address when requesting a reservation.

Parking and Metro

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. It is accessible via public transportation (Brookland-CUA Metro and H6 Metrobus) and on-site parking is free.

Book your personal retreat now: hermitage@myfranciscan.com

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When you support the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America, you support an historical landmark and an oasis of peace in the middle of busy Washington, D.C. But your support does so much more. Your support provides assistance to Christians in the Holy Land. You allow Christianity to remain and thrive in the Holy Land. Support us today.