|Order of Franciscan Hermits|
We are UNITED Franciscans - Promoting PEACE and LOVE through the Teachings of Christ and the Spirituality of Sts. Francis and Clare of Assisi
Franciscans of any Church affiliation/denomination or canonical status (vowed or not), are invited to join Our Community - The Order of Franciscan Hermits
Sr. Rosemarie Stevens, OFH says, "My hermit journey began in 1964 with entrance to the Monastery of Poor Clares in Santa Barbara, California. Then continued as co-foundress of a Monastery in Zambia, Africa. From there I received an indult to live as a hermitess and began at St Peter's Abbey in Sask, Canada which had a forest and six hermits and hermitesses from various orders. After a year and a fall and the weather, I returned to California and lived four years with the Camaldolese Hermits in Big Sur. Since then, it has been a rocky road as solitude and silence in California are difficult to come by. Most of the time I have been in the Big Sur area with the Camaldolese Hermitage as my anchor... but at this time am still on the road after a property I had hoped would provide a permanent place 12 miles south came into problems in the Courts. Blessings - Sister Rosemarie"