The Open Gate Retreat Center
                     Let all be Recieved as Christ                                                 Rule of Saint Benedict

                                                  “Pax et Bonum” (Peace and all Good) Franciscan greeting 

                                        "Cead Milte’ Failte" (A Hundred thousand Welcomes) Gaelic greeting


           "The Open Gate is an invitation to adventure."  "The Open Gate is the call to explore new areas of yourself and the world around you."  "What we have to learn is to recognize when an open gate is presented to us."  "The gate of glory is already open and He is inviting us to enter into it."
          Excerpts from "The Open Gate" by Rev David Adam


 The Center is located on 23 rolling acres in the beautiful horse country of North Central Florida. Weaving together three of the great strands within the Catholic tradition, we seek to provide a unique place of welcome where the Franciscan, Benedictine and Celtic are integrated. Though our base is Catholic, we extend the ecumenical branch of peace, community and hospitality to all who seek Christ.

The retreat house and chapel is not as a destination but a spiritual reststop.  A place to make “Space for God” as the author Don Postema so well stated on your journey toward God. We humbly invite you to come and rest for a little while and pray that our greetings from these woven traditions reflect our intent as hosts and facilitators during your stay.  

Attention CHI Institute Students!  Please visit for specific information and reservations on hosting you during your studies at TCVM.  Thank you


                                            The Open Gate Retreat Center 14626 W Hwy318 Williston, Fl, 32696

                                                 Email:      Ph: 352-528-1003