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Check out the article, "Petting a wolf", by Sr. Mary Ann Flannery about her experience with Mohican, a red wolf, in the December 29, 2017 edition of the




"Waking Up



             "My room...

my food,,,

what I learned...

all wonderful"

                        - KD



"I am writing to thank you for a special and meaningful visit to your wonderful retreat center in the beautiful

Smokey Mountains, 

You provided us with everything we needed and more"


"Thank you for the wonderful accomodations.

I was able to get more time for prayer, more "down" time and more sleep.  Above all, I feel so at home!"

                              -Sr E., OP


"I loved the mountains, creek, peace, quiet, people, and all that makes Maggie
Valley, Living Waters, a special place to fill up with God."

                                    - SCR

Facilities at Living Waters are simple and comfortable.  Our small Chapel is open to all and can accommodate  8-10 retreatants.  The Tiffin Room is our main meeting room on the ground floor of Francis Hall as is the Dining Room. A Lounge/library is available on the second floor of Francis Hall.  Suites in the main building are double/triple with occupants sharing a bath. There are private rooms on the second floor of Francis Hall. ( see General Information for costs). A Hospitality room is available to guests in Room 1 of the main building.  For creative activities an art room is located in room 24 of the main building.

Simple, comfortable and peaceful facilities