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New Blaine, Arkansas: Hesychia House of Prayer

About the Hesychia House of Prayer:

Hesychia House of Prayer in New Blaine, AR is a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of St. Scholastica from Fort Smith, Arkansas. The Benedictine and Mercy Sisters who staff it live a life of prayer and work and offer hospitality (4 hermitages-cabins) for adults of any faith who are seeking solitude and quiet time with God.

Why Hesychia House of Prayer?

In our fast-paced society we all desire sacred spaces to slow down and hear God in the silence and the solitude. Our hermitages-cabins are surrounded by mountains, pastures, cattle grazing, and the beauty of nature in the changing seasons. There is a chapel located on the property to be used by anyone as desired. Spiritual Direction (Companioning) by the Benedictine and Mercy Sisters is available upon request.

There are four hermitages available. The hermitages-cabins are designed for one adult per hermitage. Hesychia requires a minimum 2-night stay; however, guests may request to stay for short, intermediate, or long-term (sabbatical) stays. All guests are to provide all of their own food and do all of their own cooking. The hermitages-cabins have quiet energy efficient new HVAC heating/AC units and wood burning stoves, full refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, coffee makers/kettles, cabinet ovens, toasters, and cooking utensils. Linens are also provided. Guests must provide their own transportation.

Guests using any facility at Hesychia are welcome to join the Sisters for Eucharist on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Guests are welcome to use the hiking trails in the 300 acres of wooded area or walk the grounds. Guests must have their own transportation.



Traveling to the Hesychia House of Prayer:

Located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, the Monastery is about 60 miles east of Fort Smith, or 100 miles Northwest of Little Rock.

Address:  204 St. Scholastica Road, New Blaine, Arkansas

Tel: (479) 938-7375

Click here for the official website of the Hesychia House of Prayer.


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