Hermitage God's peace to your heart!

Prayer is an act of love; words are not needed.
Even if sickness distracts from thoughts, all that is needed is the will to love.

~ St. Teresa of Avila

Prayer Request

Our Lady of Tenderness Hermitage is the "desert space" of a diocesan anchoress (hermit) of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. I am a Sister living the eremitic/anchoritic life; an ancient form of consecrated life devoted to the praise of God and the conversion of hearts.

Hermitage Brochure

What is a Diocesan Anchoress?

As a publicly professed anchoress (hermit), I live within the silence and solitude of the hermitage, humbly dependent upon God's grace. My primary ministry of prayer and penance is offered for Our Holy Father, all bishops and clergy, especially for Bishop James F. Checchio, Bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen, the universal Church and every societal culture throughout the world.

Silent Work in Solitude

Pen and InkAn anchoress is financially independent of the diocese within which she lives. I support myself through the creative work of my hands -

The sale of handwork helps for the payment of personal needs; such as, food, clothing, health care, work supplies, etc. Kindly remember me when you are considering a gift for someone. Thank you!

Donations to the Hermitage are a financial help for all things pertaining to the physical hermitage.

Our Lady of Tenderness Hermitage is a New Jersey non-profit corporation exempt from Federal income tax as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.