The St. Thomas More House of Prayer is a Catholic retreat center, approved by the Diocese of Erie, with the mission of praying and promoting the Liturgy of the Hours.
Our goal at the Saint Thomas More House of Prayer is to provide a quiet atmosphere for prayer, in particular to pray and teach the public, communal prayer of the Catholic Church: the Liturgy of the Hours. To that end, the St. Thomas More House of Prayer is open to the public from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and can be booked by individuals or groups for retreats of any length.
Any individual or group in need of a quiet place to stay and willing to participate in praying the Liturgy of the Hours is most welcome.
Times for the Liturgy of the Hours:
Office of Readings 5:30am – 6:00am*
Morning Prayer 8:00am – 8:20am
Mid-Morning 10:00am – 10:10am*
Mid-Day Prayer 12:00pm – 12:10pm
Mid-Afternoon 3:00pm – 3:10pm*
Evening Prayer 5:30pm – 5:50pm
Night Prayer 8:00pm – 8:10pm
Please Note: On Sundays, only Evening Prayer at 6:30 pm and Night Prayer is at 8:00pm are offered. Sunday Mass is not available unless offered by a priest in your group.
Contact us by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at: 814-676-1910 or by cell at: 814-758-1020.
The roots our apostolate began with one couple who opened their own home to other couples to pray the Liturgy of the Hours. Since the eve of the Jubilee Year 2000, it has expanded to include a retreat center dedicated to communal praying the Liturgy of the Hours as well as assisting priests, parishes, laypersons, and families to pray and share the official prayer of the Church.
Theme for Fall Retreat! Early registration discount!
The dates for our retreats led by priests of the Community of St. John are set: November 10-12, Fr. Benedict, the new prior at Princeville will preach a retreat for men and women. March 16-18, Fr John-Luke will preach a women’s retreat. More details to come!
Rhododendrons in full bloom! Come over to pray and take a stroll around the grounds!
Women’s retreat still has a few rooms open! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1U_Z4bmjIKmBSiYsGzUm1Tiy3tFpqB53-t4lUI6qTxQc/edit?usp=sharing
Father, for your glory and our salvation you appointed Jesus Christ eternal High Priest. May the people he gained for you by his blood come to share in the power of his cross and resurrection by celebrating his memorial in the Eucharist, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, on God, for ever and ever. (Evening Prayer for Holy Thursday)
Don’t miss the Lenten Retreat March 31-April 2 open to men and women, individuals or couples. Great topic by Fr. John-Luke of the Community of St. John: Intro to Revelations, Book of Doom or Book of Hope and Mercy? Scholarships available as needed! http://liturgyofthehours.org/pdf/MensRetreat2017.pdf
Still room at the retreat for March 31-April 2. This is a mixed retreat for men and women, couples or individuals. Great topic presented by Fr. John-Luke of the Community of St. John. Intro to Revelations: Book of Doom or Book of Hope and Mercy? http://liturgyofthehours.org/pdf/MensRetreat2017.pdf
Still space in the Spring Retreats! March theme is an Into to the book of Revelation. “St. John’s Apocalypse, Book of Doom or Book of Hope and Mercy” http://liturgyofthehours.org/
Save the dates for spring retreats! –Individuals or Couples retreat March 1- April 2 led by Fr. John-Luke from the Community of St. John –Women or Mother/Daughter retreat May 6-7 led by Fr. Hugh-Mary from the Community of St. John