Heart Of God Hermitage
Green Mountain Falls, Colorado
Green Mountain Falls, Colorado
Everyone Is Welcome
Our Mission Is Providing Quality Spiritual Care and Education
Grounded in the Contemplative Christian Tradition, we welcome all spiritual seekers.
Take the first step toward personal renewal – be a part of our ministry!
Our vision is to create opportunities for spiritual seekers to connect with God, others, and self.
Oh how easy it is to get lost! With our cell phones and iPads, our 24-hour news cycles, there’s virtually nowhere to go for a moment of peace and quiet.
That’s where Heart of God Hermitage comes in. We provide a holy place of respite in the tumult of life. So come, put aside the cares of the world and find yourself in the presence of God.
Spiritual Direction & Ministry
Listening for God: Hearing with the Ears of the Heart
People Seek Spiritual Direction When They…
- Crave a deeper prayer life
- Desire deeper connection as a couple
- Hunger for spiritual growth
- Yearn for community in a small group
- Discern God’s call in their life
- Struggle with their religious beliefs
- Want to live life from within
- Are confused about the meaning of life
- Long for union with God
- Need spiritual wisdom and healing
What is Spiritual Direction?
Spiritual direction is the practice of reflecting on our encounter with God in our daily lives. With a skilled director, clients ponder the deeper meaning of their lives. All human experiences are acknowledged as one way that God speaks to us.
Therefore, paying close attention to our experiences and sharing them with a competent director is foundational to the process. The cultivation of a contemplative attitude, spiritual reading, meditative journaling, and prayerful awareness enhances the process.
Why Spiritual Direction?
Because of an inner longing, many people from a variety of religious traditions are turning to spiritual directors for assistance to nurture their spiritual lives. Most people meet monthly or bi-monthly for spiritual direction as individuals, couples, and groups.
Extended Ignatian Exercises
Intensive home retreat where (couples, individuals, or groups) meet weekly for six months while practicing daily prayer, scriptural meditation and journaling.
At Home, Day, and Overnight Directed Retreats (for men only) are coming soon.
Contemplative Prayer Groups and Contemplative Masses are coming soon.
Unity in the Heart of God
Love unites all, whether created or uncreated. The heart of God, the heart of all creation, and our own hearts become one in love. That’s what all the great mystics have been trying to tell us through the ages. Benedict, Francis, Hildegard of Bingen, Hadewijch of Brabant, Meister Eckhart, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Dag Hammarskjöld, Thomas Merton, and many others, all in their own ways and their own languages, have witnessed to the unifying power of the divine love. All of them, however, spoke with a knowledge that came to them not through intellectual arguments but through contemplative prayer. The Spirit of Jesus allowed them to see the heart of God, the heart of the universe, and their own hearts as one. It is in the heart of God that we can come to the full realization of the unity of all that is, created and uncreated.
Learning to Live Contemplatively
Allow yourself to be penetrated by God’s look, to discover God who gazes at you, to attach yourself to God’s presence. The presence of God does not allow itself to be gasped by human intelligence; with God it is an affair of the heart. Peace must be cultivated every hour of the day. Those who endeavor to avoid complaint develop a great gentleness of heart. The benefit from a grace that we can call the courtesy of the Holy Spirit which infuses into the hearts of those who love a gentle way of thinking, acting and reacting.