News & Events

Our Vision of Peace board and community is mourning the loss of Sister Miriam Clare Stoll, who passed to her eternal reward January 30, 2020 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 95 years old and had been a Sister of Providence for 75 years.
Sr. Miriam was the foundress of the current “Vision of Peace Hermitages” (formerly Glimpse of Glory Ministries/Christina House of Prayer in Pevely, MO (1977-83) )
Eternal rest, grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her.



1st, 3rd, and 5th Monday Nights at 7:00 PM in the Chapel

Praise and worship, prayer, teachings and discussion on various topics

Email Angela Smith for info



Mondays at 9:00 AM and most Sundays if requested, in the Chapel. (Sacrament of Reconciliation available after Mass)

We are no longer offering a regular Thursday mass, Fr Bill Wigand passed 12/18/2019. We pray for his soul and thank God for all his years of serving us here at Vision of Peace on Thursdays. 

(Mass may be celebrated on other days depending on availability of priests. Also available at nearby parishes)


Our new construction of the Chaplain’s Hermitage is complete October 2018


We have raised the funds to build a new hermitage near the chapel where a priest can stay for extended periods to be on site for mass, confessions, and other priestly ministry. This allows us to have daily mass many times while you are here on retreat.

Our Sunday Visitor Article on Hermitages Mentions Vision of Peace

Resident Care-taker Mary Jane Gresham was quoted in a recent Our Sunday Visitor article about hermitages – Hermitage A Chance to be Alone with God

Vision of Peace Featured in St Louis Review

Vision of Peace Hermitages was the front page story on the October 9th issue of the St. Louis Archdiocese newspaper. The reporter and photographer each came and experienced overnight retreats in our hermitages and this helped them really capture the spirit of the place in words and pictures. The online version of the story is here: Hermitages Offer Solitude in Beauty of God’s Creation

Vision of Peace Receives Architectural Design Award

American Institute of Architects, St Louis awards Vision of Peace Spirituality Center (Architects John C. Guenther, FAIA, LEED AP and Dennis Tacchi, AIA) Small Projects Distinguished Award. Jurors commented:

“The jury found this serene project to be beautifully sited, simple, and gracious—a place rich in opportunity for meaningful personal experience.Simple moves provide great impact, while the plywood furniture reveals this project to be a true labor of love.”

New Director Angela Smith speaks of Vision of Peace on Podcast, “Conversations about Life.

Escaping the Effects of Evil & Being Still Before God w/ Angela of Vision of Peace Hermitages