Arriving at Pacem in Terris, the welcome signs direct you to the parking area and then to the walking path leading to the main house, Our Lady of Pacem, a name chosen to honor the mother of Jesus. Here the guest is welcomed in a comfortable greeting area and receives an orientation to the hermitage retreat experience.
A large Gathering Room with a beautiful fireplace is used for hosting evening meals for the guests and staff Monday through Friday. A simple, quiet chapel is used for celebration of Mass, staff prayer, prayer gatherings, and personal quiet meditation.
In the lower level, guest restrooms contain private showers, with linens provided. There is also an extensive exercise room for those needing more vigorous activity during their stay. (We do ask that the walking trails outdoors be used for walking only.) A Library Room is also available for browsing or relaxation.
Three special needs hermitages are located in one wing of the lower level. Designed to be handicap accessible, they can be requested when guests make their reservation. Those requiring electricity for medical equipment or those with limited mobility during their stay would also appropriately use these rooms.
The house, nestled in a beautiful wooded area, is located about one block from the prairie, the natural divider for the quiet area of the hermitages.