Words from Visitors...
"Gratitude is the word that best describes how I have felt
here. And also, a quiet stilness, with no timetable, just the
natural rhythm of life. The outdoors, and hiking, spoke to my
soul. Cedar Cross is a wonderful place, because it is a place
where people can be still and listen to God."
"A perfect place for reflection, analyzing and
promptly letting it go, compassion, forgiveness, conversation,
eating simply, living simply, being quiet and being grateful.
Thank you for providing such a peaceful forum for all of these
emotions and ways of being to come out and play. Bless all who
are fortunate enough to be in this space, and to read the words
of those who have come before."
"It was wonderful exploring the paths and
labyrinth with the girls (ages 3 and 5), being with them while
they made discoveries and I made discoveries listening to the
Spirit. We took turns sitting on the different benches and
looking out to see what we could see. When I looked out and
prayed aloud, "Thank you God for all you have made; it's
really really beautiful, " my granddaughter said
enthusiastically and with an affirming tone, "Yeaah!"
I'm now convinced that the mystical energy in the space can
touch a person of any age."
"Cedar Cross is a place soaked in
spirituality. The staff embodies Christian hospitality –
generous, cheerful, accommodating to all dietary disciplines, and
never intrusive. For an old New Hampshireman like me, the mix of
forest, ponds, animals, birds, and rustic lodgings evokes a
special, heady sort of serenity. You feel surrounded and
protected by life and by lives, by a thousand spiritual sentries
[including one very imposing heron!]. Beyond the serenity that
brings calm and tranquility, Cedar Cross opens your heart to the
Lord’s creative beauty and genius while beckoning your soul to
seek God’s deeper presence within. Prayer arises naturally in
Cedar Cross. You bond to its holiness quickly."
"Glorious October weather including rain and
sunshine. Heron's Nest is a place of great beauty inside and
out. I love walking the trails and moving into my
"being" mode - the place where my soul is enlivened by
all of creation."
"We enjoyed such a wonderful time of refreshment,
restoration, and renewal. We felt the presence of God in every
step on the trails, the Way of Jesus, and the Labyrinth.
God's spirit and grace permeated our retreat."
Updated: May 2016