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Rieti Hermitage

The Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi welcome you to Rieti Hermitage, a sacred space for women and men seeking Hermitage Outsidesolitude and prayer. 

The Hermitage Ministry is based on the belief of our oneness with all creation, of our need for community in solitude, and of a sense of mission.

The Hermitage has been named Rieti, after the Rieti Valley in Assisi, a spot sacred to St. Francis. Located on our Motherhouse grounds, Rieti Hermitage faces a valley and woods, is adjacent to a grape arbor, and is within walking distance of Lake Michigan.

The Hermitage is self-contained, equipped with electricity, heat and water, and is wheelchair accessible. A screened porch provides a view into the valley and woods. For more information, click on the Hermitage brochure link. Please note that we are currently requiring that those who reserve the Hermitage be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Hermitage Brochure

Rieti Hermitage

3221 S. Lake Dr.
St. Francis, WI

In this Rieti may the Spirit of God gift all who journey here to contemplate life’s events with a spirit of peace, humility, simplicity, and beauty!