"God had brought me to my knees and made me acknowledge my own nothingness, and out of that knowledge I had been reborn. I was no longer the centre of my life and therefore I could see God in everything."
~ Bede Griffiths
Inspired by the wisdom and vision of Father Bede Griffiths, Osage Forest of Peace was founded as a monastic ashram in 1979 by Sr. Pascaline Coff and the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. Today the Forest of Peace continues to embody its original vision by being an interspiritual, contemplative retreat center and:
• by drinking from the wellsprings of the great spiritual traditions;
• through contemplative silence, a simple life-style and communal living;
• by offering hospitality to all who seek to deepen their spiritual practice.
Osage Forest of Peace does this by creating an environment for contemplative retreats, daily prayer and meditation. We also offer programs focusing on personal, socio-ecological and global healing – all within a context of ecumenical spirituality, East-West dialogue, and interfaith encounters.