After years of wandering in our own “desert” hoping one day to settle down in our own “promised land,” we found this year (2017) a little farm in Rutherford County, NC, with 7 acres on a hilltop overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. After a few months of painting and renovating, we moved in August. The main and upper level has the kitchen, refectory and living room as well as a loft area (which we are using for office space) and 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. The lower level which we are slowly renovating, has a kitchen, common area, 2 bedrooms and a bath. It has the potential to be a guest/retreat area one day. In the meantime, we are using the common area on this lower level for our temporary chapel. Plans have been drawn up–and some preparatory work has been done–to prepare the ground for construction so that we can add a section to the house which will serve as a chapel and a library. God-willing, that will be completed sometime in late Spring 2018.
Please feel free to visit, to join us for prayer, or to schedule to make a private retreat.
photos by Giuliana Polinari Riley