Planning Your Retreat
Average Weather (view by month)
Recommended Reading: Rita Winters’ The Green Desert
Recommended Article: Beyond Fear: Befriending the Saguaro
Recommended Viewing: A DHoP Retreat Video by Marc Lewis Boykin
What to Bring? YOU
And maybe a good pair of shoes!
Do you plan to cook in your hermitage?
Do you have any dietary concerns for us to keep in mind?
Do you have any special requirements or requests?
Welcome to Tucson
Places to Visit*
Father Tom’s favorite Mexican restaurant**
Brother Bill’s diner recommendation**
Sister Deb’s favorite breakfast spot**
Josie’s (Bookkeeper) and Karen’s (Helper) favorite Chinese place**
Pizza and Contemplation?**
Pima County Trailhead Maps
A few Southern Arizona Critters
The Longest List of Critters You Will Ever See
Southwest Guide Books: Water and Hydration in the Desert
*We don’t recommend using up all of your valuable retreat time to be a tourist.
**Remember that meals are included in your retreat.
Solitude and Contemplation
Getting the Most out of Your Retreat
A Lovely Article about How to Take a Retreat
Spend Some Time in Our Library
Join Us and Others – Our Daily Schedule
Centering Prayer Overview
All are Welcome for Sunday Mass
Schedule a Spiritual Direction Session or Two