Like all Cistercian monasteries, we have been blessed through the presence of our guests. We are enriched by the people who worship and pray with us, who share their search and longing for God. Our existence and the grounds we live on offer a 'Noble Silence' which is welcoming to the many weary pilgrims who find their way to Redwoods. So many times we hear from our guests how the liturgy has spoken to them, how the starkness and beauty of our Church has opened them to God, and how the stillness of nature brings them to an inner quiet and touches their being.
You will find among the woods
Something you never found in books.
Stones and trees will teach you a lesson
you never heard from a master in school.
Bernard of Clairvaux Cistercian Author of the 12th century
We do have a garden where we grow some of our vegetables and fruits. Guests are welcome to work in the garden if they choose or to do other simple manual work. Each guest has a private room. A few of the rooms have an adjoining bath. The other rooms have a sink, with a shower and toilet next door to the room. The recommended donation is $70.00 per night for room and board. Linens are included. If you are interested in spending time on retreat please write for further information to:
18104 Briceland Thorn Road
Whitethorn CA 95589