Retreats Schedule


Private Retreats in Danville at the Hermitage/Farmhouse

Location: Danville

Private Retreats in Danville at the Hermitage/Farmhouse

Experience the quiet of The Hermitage or as we familiarly call it The Farm House which is located 1 mile from St. Cyril’s Spiritual Center at 515 Schoolhouse Road and is at the edge of the Meadows’ 100 home retirement complex.

The Farmhouse sleeps 3 comfortably and offers a very quiet, and peaceful, atmosphere in a contemplative setting of solitude in this sacred space. The availability of having the Eucharist at the Hermitage can make the 1st floor prayer room into a chapel for the week of retreat. There are 2 enclosed sun porches, along with an outdoor front porch facing the farm field. The 1st floor has its own fully equipped kitchen if you wish to make your own meals, or you may have meals at St. Cyril’s for an “extra charge”. There is a dining room, library, prayer room, and a bathroom on the 1st floor. On the 2nd floor there is a large comfortable sitting room and a common bath along with 3 individual bedrooms. There are opportunities for daily Liturgies at various times at Maria Joseph Manor, Emmanuel, or the Maria Hall buildings. There are resources available to focus your self-directed, private retreat in books, audio/video tapes, & DVDs for your use during retreat.

To inquire about a solitary hermitage experience at our refurbished farmhouse or to make arrangements for Spiritual Direction, please contact Sr. Jean Marie Holup, SSCM, at Villa Sacred Heart, 580 Railroad Street, Danville, PA, 17821-1698 or e-mail her at Directed retreats of varying periods of time during the year can be arranged by request through Sr. Jean Marie.

Please contact Sr. Michaelette, SSCM at the above mailing address if you are interested in making a private individual retreat for yourself. Registrations for private, individual retreats must be paid in full at least one week prior to the retreat. All checks must be made out to Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius and should be sent to Sr. Michaelette at the above address.

Sister Michaelette is also to be contacted when your whole group wants accommodations for a group program or retreat hosted at St. Cyril's Spiritual Center.

Go to and click “current events” to get to an online flyer to view the Hermitage/Farmhouse.

Retreat Locations

IHM Center

2300 Adams Ave, Scranton PA
Contact: Sister Mary Ellen Higgins, IHM

Our Lady of Grace Center

29 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset NY
Contact: Sister Ann Barbara DeSiano, IHM

Saint Cyril Spiritual Center

Villa Sacred Heart
580 Railroad Street, Danville PA
Contact: Sister Jean Marie Holup, SSCM
570-275-0910  "Current Events"