We have opened the Hermitage at the Franciscan Monastery. It is a place of quiet retreat where anyone is able to experience the solitude that is difficult to find in today’s world. Book your retreat now at the Franciscan Monastery Hermitage.

Book Your Retreat

Find the quiet you need to enter into deeper communion with God through prayer and solitude at the Hermitage at the Franciscan Monastery.

Designed for one person, the Hermitage is a beautiful and peaceful retreat space nestled behind the historic Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America in Washington, DC.


  • Private building for one person
  • Sleep area, kitchenette for preparing your own meals, washer/dryer, bathroom and private outdoor deck
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Spiritual opportunities
  • Personal retreats, typically 1-7 nights
  • Daily Mass and confessions available
  • Access to the Alverna Chapel
  • Historic Monastery church, beautiful gardens and shrines on 42 acres

Cost for a retreat

The Hermitage has a suggested offering of $70/night to defray costs , with a reduced rate for men and women religious.

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.

Make a reservation for a personal retreat

For information or to register for a personal retreat, please contact the friars at hermitage@myfranciscan.com or at 202-526-6800.

So we may assist you, please include your requested dates, full name, email, phone number and address when requesting a reservation.

Book your personal retreat now!

hermitage@myfranciscan.com | 202-526-6800


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