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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






 October 15 -  21, 2018

October Nature Retreat

Sr. Fran Grady, SCL and Rob Gudger


Celebrate the majestic beauty of the mountains as we prayerfully and reflectively experience God’s creative power and wisdom. Pope Francis has compellingly asked us to revisit our care, responsibility, respect and commitment to all of God’s creative giftedness and our interconnectedness to it.  This will be the central focus of this retreat as we hear God speaking especially in the beauty of the Smoky Mountains.


Sr. Fran Grady, of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, a visual artist, is a retreat and spiritual director and director of Living Waters.


Rob Gudger is a wildlife biologist who has spent the last 25 years educating people about wildlife with a special emphasis and presentation on wolves




2018 Hosted Retreats


  March 16 - 18                               St. Matthew Parish RCIA

 April 20 - 22                             OCDS

 April 28 - 30                             Men’s Retreat  

  June 4 - 8                                The Oratory

 August  7 - 9                            Women’s Retreat

 August  27 - 29                        Spirit of Vatican II

 October 7 – 12                        Priests of the Diocese of Charlotte

 October 12 – 14                      Diocesan Retreat for Gays & Lesbians

 October 26 - 28                       Men of Veritas