NEW CAMALDOLI HERMITAGE

New Camaldoli is a community of Benedictine monks of the Camaldolese order. Our monks live religiously, in seclusion and prayer for much of the day. Four times a day they gather together for prayer. Other times of the day are spent working, in contemplation or prayer for the world. The monks are stewards of the incredibly beautiful and spiritual land that holds their hermitage, and they invite those seeking solitude, silence and prayer to come stay with them and to even pray with them. The hermitage has 9 single occupancy retreat rooms and 5 private single/double occupancy retreat cottages or “hermitages” for visitors to stay in. All meals are provided. There is no television, no internet, no telephones to distract one from the silent retreats that are offered those seeking a break from the frantic pace of the world. All are welcome to come visit during the day – our chapel, prayer services and lovely bookstore/gift shop are open to the public. Sorry, but only registered guests are allowed in the retreat house areas. Visit our website to find out more information, prayer schedules, or to reserve a retreat for yourself or a loved one. Come disconnect from the frantic world and connect with the voice deep within you.

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Old Santa Rosa Chapel

Beginnings

The chapel was built for the local Roman Catholic community by Henry Williams and was the first church built in the county after its establishment in 1870. The chapel served the community for 91 years, and among its congregation included guests of William Randolph Hearst, Marion Davies, Gary Cooper and Bing Crosby.

A Designated Historic Place

The Old Santa Rosa Chapel can host up to 85 persons.

Ideal for Intimate Weddings & Vow Renewals
Excellent Venue for Music Concerts
A Comforting Setting for Funerals & Memorial Services
A Gather Place for Christenings and other Special Occasions

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