Welcome to Mercy House
Marymount Hermitage has a permanent memorial to the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy 2015-2016. The building is a commemorative facility dedicated especially to the Most Holy Trinity: Jesus the Word of God, Face of the Merciful Father, and the Spirit of Truth who is Love.
The library/hospitality house will host the extensive religious books comprising the Marymount Hermitage collection developed over 35 years, the result of many generous donations.
North Facing View (click to enlarge)
It will serve as a conference hall for use by parish and other groups, especially those who ask Sister M. Beverly to offer them teachings for their day of prayer while here on pilgrimage.
It will have two small hospitality rooms: a parlor and a kitchen.
The guest parlor provides a suitable room for spiritual direction, visiting, and business consultations.
The parlor will also double as a gift shop, so rosaries, flower cards, baby booties, and other gift items made at the Hermitage are available for display and sale.
The parlor will be equipped for overnighters in the rare event when all the hermitages are occupied and we have a request from another short-term retreatant.
The kitchen can be used to provide a hot lunch for day groups, a place to visit at table over a cup of tea, a work space for the librarian, and a utility room to store linens and to do laundry when retreatants leave.
South Facing View (click to enlarge)
Mercy House will have multiple functions for the community, retreatants, neighbors and visitors: checking out books from the library, a cozy reading room with windows facing the mountains, a conference room to learn more about the faith and Scripture, and a reception hall after special event Masses at Marymount Hermitage.
Each room of Mercy House will dedicated to a great, modern, Mercy Saint: the library to Pope St. John Paul II, the Mercy Pope; the kitchen to St. Teresa of Calcutta, Missionary of Charity, and spiritual mother to the poorest of the poor, who was canonized by the express wish of Pope Francis on Sept. 4, 2016 in the Year of Mercy; and the guest parlor to St. Faustina, Polish mystic of Divine Mercy, first canonized saint of the new millennium.
Blessing of Mercy House - 04-11-2018
Recordings from Mass and Mercy House Blessing (mp3 format)
01 - Library Mass - All Readings
02 - Library Mass - Bishop Peter Homily
03 - Library Mass - Prayers of the Faithful
04 - Library Mass - Closing Remarks at Mass
05 - Library - Bishop's initial remarks
06 - Library - Bishop prays for Grace Wood
07 - Introductory Prayers and Readings
08 - Blessing of Icons
09 - Nancy's description of her written Icon
10 - Closing remarks by Sister Beverly