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Beautiful spot

It looks imposing but this gem is a one person monastery. The building's architecture is worth the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
KikiandHP
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Reading, Pennsylvania
Quick hike, beautiful views

Its says 206 feet, but you basically drive up 100 feet. The hike is steep and takes around 5... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2018
skivrmt
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Richmond, Vermont
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A hike up 63-meter Mt. Alvernia to this small abbey will culminate in a panoramic view of Cat Island.
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All reviews highest point short hike great hike definitely worth the trip degree view well worth the effort interesting place gradual slope great history nice breeze view is amazing wear sneakers highest peak hand built tiny chapel heritage steep
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It looks imposing but this gem is a one person monastery. The building's architecture is worth the trip, along with the stations of the cross as you go up the hill. The view from the top is breathtaking!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KikiandHP
Reviewed 28 January 2019

It was a little underwhelming but it doesn't take long to get up there and it's worth the half hour. The view is nice.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dave55410
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Its says 206 feet, but you basically drive up 100 feet. The hike is steep and takes around 5 minutes if your shape. Once on the top you have beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank skivrmt
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Awesome view great history. Love this place. Great for meditating and self reflections. Definitely recommend a trip to this place any time you visit Cat Island

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

This is a sacred place. Treat it with the greatest of respect. Your pilgrimage to The Hermitage on Cat Island will remain a magical, spiritual experience for the rest of your life.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank SeaDogSailor
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Visibly from afar, the sight of the Hermitage drew us near on a winding, climbing small road. The steep hike up to the monument was somewhat risky (there is a warning sign), but well worth the effort. We truly admired this surprisingly small monastery-look-alike, that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carina B
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Walk up the steps, then walk down the path on the backside. It is really an easy "hike", assuming you have no mobility issues. The trip up seemed to take no time at all. Bring a pen to sign the guestbook!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BeachedRedRaider
Reviewed 24 August 2018

If you read about the guy who built this place (Father Jerome) it is really interesting - he was this multi-gifted architect who came here weary of the world, and helped the people of the island

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Twinklebeast
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Amazing to see how much people can love and leave it all behind in order to follow Jesus. If you are Australian you should learn about the life of the Hermitage of Cat Island

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sandra P
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Highest elevation on island. Careful climbing up but great views, heritage, etc. Built by a priest to resembles a mini monastery/church in 1939 (?) hard steps up so take the road down if you have bad knees so there is a road you can take...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rockjc714
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