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“Christ lived for thirty years in silence. Then, during His public life, He withdrew to the desert to listen to and speak with His Father. The world vitally needs those who go off into the desert. Because God speaks in silence... Silence is not an absence. On the contrary, it is the manifestation of a Presence, the most intense of all presences. In modern society, silence has come into disrepute; this is a symptom of a serious, worrisome illness. The real questions of life are posed in silence.”


- Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments


We have been so blessed by your prayers and generosity toward this mission of prayer and have made significant progress during 2023. If you are able, please consider a gift that will help us to complete our building goal for 2024!

Thank you to all who have joined us in this critical work of creating a place of silence where Catholic religious and laity can retreat from the noise of the world to renew and strengthen their vocations and their work for souls. Many have expressed to us their deep need for a place where they can pray in solitude as Jesus did in order to make His active ministry fruitful, and priests and other lay leaders are already coming to retreat and pray at Patris Corde during construction.


We are currently laying the foundations for the final four hermitages of Phase I & II and have nearly completed the Chapel of St. Joseph, the central place of prayer before the reserved Blessed Sacrament. Before we open to the public, we need to complete infrastructure as well as the final four hermitages (shown on the map on the previous page), ensuring silence from building and construction noise.


In addition to what has been pledged, the total needed to complete these four hermitages and finish our planned building season for 2024 is $602,128. Would you please consider a gift that will allow us to strengthen and empower vocations in the Archdiocese of Denver and beyond? We are so thankful for your consideration and your prayers.


Patris Corde Hermitage is a registered public 501(c)(3) charity; our FEIN number is 88-0639678. God has blessed us to be able to cover the founders' time and labor in building and acting as general contractors. Because of this, we are able to use all outside donations very efficiently. 

Total Needed to Meet 2024 Building Goal:


  • Completion of Hermitages #3-6

  • Hermitages #3-6 Foundations and Excavating

  • Staff Members Needed to Open to Public

  • Extension of Water Line to Serve Chapel and Future Hermitages

  • Construction of Small Welcome Building

  • Water Pumping and Treatment System

  • Rental Equipment, Tools, General Construction Materials

  • Hermitages #1-6 Landscaping

  • Promotional / Administrative / Operational

  • Chapel Septic System / Final Plumbing





Total 2024 Fundraising Goal

Total Pledged and Set Aside Toward 2024 Building Season



Remaining Amount Needed for 2024 Building Season


Total Donated


Remaining Amount Needed to Meet 2024 Building Goal



“It was a joy to come to Patris Corde to bless the new chapel and the hermitages. I am delighted with the progress that you have made and your vision going forward. It will be a great service to the Archdiocese by giving priests and others a place to encounter the Divine Word in a place of beauty and silence. Know of my gratitude and be assured of my prayers for you and for what you are doing.”

- Most Reverend Samuel J. Aquila, S.T.L., Archbishop of Denver


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If you would like to donate by check, please make your check payable to "Patris Corde Hermitage" and send to:

Patris Corde Hermitage
10200 County Road 3
Parshall, CO 80468

If you would like to support a specific hermitage or the chapel, please make a note of this on your check. Thank you, and we pray that God may impact many lives through your generosity.

If you would like to set up a monthly or other recurring donation amount on your credit card, please give John a call at 303-931-7378. 





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