"Come apart by yourselves into a desert place, and rest a while:" - Mark 6:31

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Retreat Centers
Quiet Places to Go:
Most of us find it difficult to go away from people. People and noise are everywhere. Yet there are places specifically set apart as Retreat Centers dedicated to prayer and silence. Seek out such a place. If you have a pop-up camper or a trailer or RV you could go just about anywhere to camp in the off-season and get alone with God. (Perhaps it could be a worthy ministry to loan your cabin, camper or RV to other believers that want a private place to get away.)

Retreat Centers:
Here are some Retreat Centers available in our area: (Some are Catholic Retreat Centers but they are quiet places dedicated to prayer.) Usually the cost is nominal to very reasonable most around $20-25 per night some allow a stay on a freewill offering basis.

  • Life Ministries Retreat Center, Box 311, Franklin, PA, 16323, 814-437-6251 (rate $25 one night/ $40 two nights)
  • Seneca Hills, P.O. Box 288, Franklin, PA 16323, 814-432-3026 (www.senecahills.org)
  • Whitehall Camp, Emlenton, PA 16373, 724-867-6861 (www.whitehallcamp.org)
  • St. Thomas More House of Prayer, RR1, Box 199b, Cranberry, PA 16319, 814-676-1910 (new facility near Franklin, PA)
  • Olmstead Manor Retreat Center, Box 8, Ludlow, PA 16333, 814-945-6512

Retreat Finder Directory of Personal Retreats and Facility Rentals

Many other Retreat Centers are available in other areas: www.retreatsonline.com/usa/pennsylvania/all_retreats.htm

(Often your pastor or church library has these books available to loan. Otherwise get them at a discount from Christian Book Distributors)

Prayer Seminars and Retreats:
College of Prayer - a three day seminar retreat is conducted quarterly with specialized training in prayer disciplines and ample time alone to pray. Beulah Beach Conference Grounds - 6101 West Lake Road, Vermilion, Ohio 44089, Phone: 440-967-4861 (It is 2 hours from Grove City, PA and 2.5 hours from Pittsburgh) Cost: $75 registration and $75 for food and lodging. Web site: www.BeulahBeach.org/cop.html