NEW!!  There is a new email address  for Fr Doug, Just click the link below.


Stella Maris Hermitage, located in the northern woods of Maine, is inspired by Thoreau. We
invite the broader internet community to engage in the wistful perusals of life lived deliberately. However, it is my observation that other than the unique physical circumstances of the location, the yearnings and dreams written between the lines of these reflections often resonates with others. In the words of  Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854) “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”

New offering for October 1, 2015  Please click on "Reflections" at the upper left hand side of the page. New reflections by Fr. Doug will be posted every Thursday.

Hermitage Farm update  
Check out our "Hermitage Farm" page frequently to keep you entertained and informed of life at the Hermitage Farm.