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New Camaldoli Hermitage

(831) 667-2456 Located near Lucia on the southern Big Sur Coast, we are a Hermitage and offer space for spiritual retreats. Please come and stay with us and enjoy our private contemplative rooms. Guest facilities are open for men and women year-round. Retreatans are asked to maintain an atmosphere of quiet and contemplation.
Two types of spaces are provided for retreatants for single occupancy. The retreat house features private rooms, each with half-bath, and personal gardenoverlooking the ocean. There is a common area with two shower rooms and a kitchen where meals are picked up. In addition to the retreat house, there are five hermitages. These spaces offer greater solitude and privacy. They include a full bath, refrigerator, counter-top gas burner, various food items, and a sun deck. In addition, we have two spaces that can accommodate two or more people. On your visit, please visit our chapel and religious gift shop and enjoy the stunning views of the Big Sur coastline. our monks are available to meet with you for spiritual direction. Please call if you have any questions.

Please come and join the monks for Mass at the following times: 11:00am (Sunday) and 11:30am (Monday through Saturday).  You are also invited to attend the following liturgical services: Vigils: 5:30 am, Lauds: 7:00am, and Vespers: 5:00pm (Sunday) and 6:00pm (Monday through Saturday).

Santa Lucia Mission

Holy communion services 10:00 a.m.Summer Sundays June-August at our outdoor Chapel in the Redwoods by the Big Sur River. All are welcome. Monthly outreach for food and clothing is 3rd Thursday 3-5 pm. Santa Lucia Mission is a parochial mission of All Saints Episcopal Church in Carmel.

For more information please email:, call: 831-624-3883 or mail to All Saints’ Church, P.O.Box 1296, Carmel,CA 93921

46896 California Highway One, Big Sur,CA 93920.  We are located just South of the River Inn on Highway One, next door to the Big Sur Health Center.

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