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New Camaldoli Hermitage

(831) 667-2456 x100  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. Retreatants are asked to maintain an atmosphere of quiet and contemplation. 

Two types of spaces are provided for retreatants for single or double occupancy: the retreat house features private rooms, each with half-bath, and personal garden overlooking 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 private hermitages, three of which are double occupancy. These spaces offer greater solitude and privacy. They include a full bath, refrigerator, counter-top gas burner, various food items, and a sun deck. On your visit, please check out our chapel and religious gift shop and enjoy the stunning views of the Big Sur coastline. Our monks are available to meet with retreatants for spiritual direction. Call if you have any questions. Visit our website to see photos of the rooms, take a virtual tour of the hermitage, or book a reservation:

Please come and join the monks for Mass and liturgical services at the following times: 

Monday thru Thursday: 5:30am Vigils, 7:00am Lauds, 12:10pm Midday prayer, 5:00pm Vespers with Mass.
Fridays: 5:30am Vigils, 7:00am Lauds, 11:30am Mass, 6:00pm Vespers.
Saturdays: 6:30am Lauds with Mass, 12:10pm Midday Office of Readings, 6:00pm Vespers.
Sundays: 5:30am Vigils, 7:00am Lauds, 11:00am Mass, 5:00pm Vespers.

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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