Retreat Houses & Accommodations


Our retreat houses provide a tasteful, comfortable, and home-like atmosphere to enjoy a spiritual retreat. Here You  will find rest in God and renewal in the Spirit. The presence of Christ permeates the grounds.  You will encounter him in the, the serenity of the water, the solitude of your room, the peacefulness of the chapel or on a contemplative walk of the Stations of the Cross.  Most importantly you can discover the gift of God’s presence in the stillness of your heart.

A common meal is served at noon. In keeping with a home like environment, retreatants prepare their meals for breakfast and dinner; each retreat house kitchen is stocked with a variety of food and snacks so you may dine at your leisure.  Please feel free to bring any additional food items you may want to enjoy during your retreat. Click here for complete list of pantry items.

For those on an extended stay, washers and dryers are available


Here are descriptions of our individual houses:


Magnificat House

Magnificat House is an “old Florida” house situated on over four acres of grounds. This five bedroom, three bath house features a fully-equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, and a beautiful private chapel overlooking Old Tampa Bay.





Providence House       

Providence House features a beautiful private chapel, a fully-equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, and a large protected porch area with a magnificent view of the rose garden overlooking Old Tampa Bay. This six bedroom, four bath house is fully wheelchair accessible.





Poustinia and Sanctuary         

The Poustinia and Sanctuary, a duplex with each unit featuring two bedrooms, one bath and a kitchen in a setting conducive to prayer and reflection.  This facility is used primarily for Ignatian Retreats.






Hermitage House         

The Hermitage is the latest house to be added to the facilities maintained by the Retreat Ministry.  This property offers a chapel and four bedrooms, three baths, kitchen and laundry.







Mother Couderc Retreat House

The Mother Couderc Retreat House is a Tuscan style, one-story building surrounded by beautiful oak trees. It features a large gathering room/lobby, a chapel with stained glass windows, a kitchen, a dining room and 20 bedrooms, each furnished with a queen size bed, a desk, and a private bathroom.  Two of the 20 bedrooms are oversized to accommodate the needs of handicapped retreatants.

Please consider a contribution to our “Building the City of God” campaign to complete the construction and furnishing of the Mother Courderc Retreat House.

Click here to donate.



We suggest you bring:

  1. A bathrobe, as there may be shared bathrooms
  2. A hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses, if you plan to sit outdoors
  3. A sweater, as some of the buildings are kept cool
  4. You will also need a Bible, a notebook, and a pen

Generally, dress is casual. We request that you not wear shorts, tank tops, or inappropriate attire at mass.