Two guest hermitages are available year-round for individuals and couples who seek to listen to their hearts in solitude and reflection in this peaceful and aesthetically beautiful location. There are no community activities at Saint Mary’s. The hermits are available for spiritual direction, counseling or a directed retreat, if requested.
The hermitages are situated on land adjoining the Grand Codroy River which flows by the property and is accessible for swimming, canoeing, boating, kayaking and bird watching (the hermitage being part of a bird sanctuary) and, in winter, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. There are a number of beaches and hiking trails in the local area. Available for the use of the guests are: kayak, snowshoes and bicycles.
The guest hermitages are supplied with basic requirements - bathroom area with shower; bedroom area with fresh linen and towels; kitchen area with propane fridge and stove. There is hot and cold running water, propane lighting and heater. Guests are asked to bring their own food, which can be purchased locally.