Retreat with a Swimming Pool & Tennis January 10th 2006 Each monastery and retreat has its own personality. When people ask us our favorites, we always say "The last one we visited," because the spirit of each of these places is so welcoming and vibrant. But The Immaculate Heart Community and La Casa de Maria in Santa Barbara has some added perks ... a lovely swimming pool and tennis courts. As U.S. News & World Report said in its 12/26/06 edition . ... read more
North America » United States » California » Santa Barbara Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
Author of Sanctuaries: A Guide to Lodgings in Monasteries, Abbeys & Retreats
We have visited over 250 retreats in the US and are now revisting some of our favorite retreats & monasteries that welcome guests.
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