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Hesychia House of Prayer

Hesychia House of prayer is nestled among the Ozark Mountains in New Blaine, Arkansas. The sisters who staff it live a life of prayer and work, and offer hospitality to adults of any faith who are seeking quiet time alone with God.

There are four hermitages available for a stay as long as a day up to a couple months or so. All guests are to provide all their own food and do all their own cooking. The hermitages are provided with a small-sized but full frig and stove. Each hermitage has a microwave, Mr. Coffee, cabinet oven, toaster, and cooking utensils. Linens are also provided.

The long-term hermitage, Sacre Speco, is nestled in the pasture at Hesychia.

First cemetery for the Sisters of St. Scholastica

Guests using any facility at Hesychia are welcome to join the sisters for the community prayer which consists of the Eucharist and praying the Liturgy of the Hours. They are also welcome to use the chapel for private reflection, the deck of the main house, and the library. The sisters are willing to meet with guests for spiritual direction if asked to do so. Adventurous folks may be interested in using the hiking trails in the 200 acres of wooded area or walk the country roads.

The suggested donation for the hermitages is $50/night for the first week and $35/night thereafter; a $20 donation is requested for a day only. However, if a short-term guest (one staying for one week or less) is unable to pay the requested amount, a lesser amount can be arranged, as we do not want anyone wishing to spend time with God here to stay away for financial reasons.

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