GilChrist Retreat

  • Grounds & Facilities Tour GilChrist inside and out: a virtual visit to WindHill, our gardens, hermitages, labyrinth, and surroundings during the summer season.


  • Seasonal Beauty The beauty and spirit of GilChrist can be experienced at anytime of the year. Image Credit: Fetzer Institute

  • WindHill Rainbow The common house of Gilchrist, WindHill, contains a library, chapel, meditation loft, kitchen, and an apartment for guest facilitators who offer programs in keeping with GilChrist's purpose Image Credit: Fetzer Institute

  • Paint Brushes at GilChrist GilChrist, the Fetzer Institute's public retreat center, is located on 67 acres of woods and rolling fields. Image Credit: Fetzer Institute

  • Hindu Garden The Hindu Garden provides a nurturing environment for contemplative practice. Image Credit: Fetzer Institute

  • The Labyrinth Use your time in the GilChrist labyrinth to foster an experience of solitude and inner quiet. Image Credit: Fetzer Institute

GilChrist, the retreat center of the Fetzer Institute, supports individuals and groups committed to deepening their experience of the sacred in everyday life. Come to GilChrist for structured or unstructured retreats of prayer, meditation, study, work, and rest in a quiet setting where natural beauty strengthens our human capacity for compassion, gratitude, reverence, and creativity.

Located on 67 acres of woods and rolling meadows in Three Rivers, Michigan, we are just one part of a unique environment that nurtures contemplative practice. Guests staying at GilChrist enjoy the option to visit and attend open events with our neighbors at the Hermitage, the Apple Farm Community, Saint Gregory’s Abbey, and the Peace Chamber.

Learn more about GilChrist’s lodgings and facilities.

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