Thirty-five years of Hermitages: Acts of Love; Gifts of Love
This year we are celebrating 38 years of offering spiritual deepening for global transformation. For this long, people from all over the country have come here and found something special, something to add a richness and depth to their lives. And for this long, we have offered hermitages as a lodging choice.
The word hermitage has a rich history in Western Christianity, connoting a private, sacred sanctuary dwelling for solitude and spiritual renewal. Our hermitages follow in this tradition.
Our 16 hermitages were all built as acts of love with five donated to us as gifts of love. The wood was bought, and the saws, the hammers, the nails, and strong, skilled volunteers all became one in a project of remarkable creativity that endures. Each hermitage is unique with its own flavor and tone, and they are precious to us.
However, after many years these handmade buildings need repair. Over the past few years our Adopt-a-Hermitage program has been a great success. All hermitages were adopted and over a three-year period we have been able to afford lots of repairs. But it’s an ongoing need.
The Christine Center accepts online credit card donations using Visa, MasterCard and Discover. We also accept in cash, money orders, or checks. Every gift is accepted with gratitude and appreciation. The Christine Center is a 501c3 organization, and your donations are tax-deductible. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Our address: The Christine Center, W8303 Mann Road, Willard, WI 54493.
Join our Sponsor-a-Hermitage Program
To become a hermitage sponsor, we invite you to make a three-year pledge of $500 each year toward a hermitage of your choice. You can also make a donation with a group of friends or family.
Our Hermitage Gallery
Hermitage names are in order across the page. Click photo to enlarge. Hermitages in need of friends.
Power, Archangel Gabriel
Ahimsa, Archangel Uriel
Archangel Raphael, Basil
Wisdom, Holy Angels
Donate by credit card, then contact Johanna to let her know which hermitage you wish to sponsor.