Because, even the most content of us desperately need an opportunity to sit at the feet of our Heavenly Father, and simply let Him love on us.
From Pacem's website, here's how they describe their mission:
Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth) is a Franciscan Center of Spirituality called to serve God’s people through prayer and by providing the opportunity to retreat into the silence and solitude of a simple hermitage environment.
My first visit was over a month ago, but I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. I created this brief slideshow this morning to remember my time there.
If you've never considered a hermitage retreat, I can't strongly recommend visiting Pacem's website at www.paceminterris.org and making a reservation for you own.