Rolling Ridge Study Retreat

Rolling Ridge Study Retreat


Connected to a wide circle of those who share a deep longing for a more authentic, nature-connected and soul-infused life.

Rolling Ridge Study Retreat


Located on a 1400-acre nature preserve owned by the Rolling Ridge Foundation and protected by a conservation easement with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

Rolling Ridge Study Retreat


Exploring the connections of spirit, faith and the wild earth.


Rolling Ridge Study Retreat Blog


Communion with the Luminous Web

I cannot begin to fathom how the beating of one butterfly’s wings could possibly cause even a whisper of a ripple on the other side of the globe. But we are not just individuals; we are part of a whole stream of life.


Changing places and spaces requires contemplating what is taken along and what is not. One might not consider the worn wooden high chair that held many a wriggly child or the rounded black recliner where the teenagers flopped to be mortal, exactly…But this things are loved nevertheless.

Nurturing Wonder

To live with an open heart, to live with a sense of awe, doesn’t mean we are blind to suffering or pain or fear, only that we also see the blessings all around us—the sacred gifts of life, love, and beauty.

The Latest from the Mountain

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 Every October a group of students from @messiahcollege comes to Rolling Ridge over Fall Break to do volunteer work. This year a wonderful group of 7 helped to do masonry work on a new retaining wall behind Deerspring. Thanks for all the hard work and great conversations around the dinner table! #rollingridgestudyretreat #messiahcollege #agapecenter
 "It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility." // Rachel Carson #rollingridgestudyretreat
 Hundreds of grackles stopped by Rolling Ridge tonight, feasting on berries and chattering wildly. // "...After joy raises you into the stratosphere, ride earth’s colors as you wheel down." From "Advice from the Grackle" by Susan Elizabeth Howe #rollingridgestudyretreat #communitygarden
 Shadow art in the Retreat House #rollingridgestudyretreat

“You are in this time of the interimRolling Ridge Study Retreat
Where everything seems withheld.
The path you took to get here has washed out.
The way forward is still concealed from you.
The old is not old enough to have died away
The new is still too young to be born.”


-John O’Donohue