The pastoral need I will identify is that of insuring this place of quiet and prayer, namely,
Mary’s Solitude, will continue to be available to persons seeking spiritual development. Retreat
centers go through a life cycle as any other institution and Mary’s Solitude has evolved from a
house of prayer, to a prayer center, to a retreat house over the past twenty-five years. Its logo, its
mission statement, and its vision have all changed periodically, and will continue to do so.