Our mission is to support the worship of God, eremitic life inspired by St. Francis of Assisi, Christ-centered solitude, contemplative silence, intercessory prayer and the spiritual works of mercy.
The Friends of the Little Portion Hermitage have raised $63, 678 so far. The properties that we are looking at are all around the $100,000 range so we need to raise $37,000 to get to that goal as well as to help pay for closing costs, and other fees that go along with the purchasing process.
Friends of Little Portion Hermitage have the goal of purchasing property somewhere in the state of Maine to establish and maintain a small hermitage, and to support the life of the hermit who resides in the hermitage. It is also our hope to build a second small hermitage on the same property to be used as a retreat for anyone in need of a brief respite from the demands of ministry, most especially priests and consecrated religious.
Your support in raising funds for Little Portion Hermitage will continue to foster the eremitic vocation in the Catholic Church. The hermit’s life is devoted to the praise of God and salvation of the world, achieved through stricter separation from the world, the silence of solitude, and assiduous prayer and penance. It is a particular call to “find in the desert, in the thick of the spiritual battle, the glory of the Crucified One” (CCC 921).