Here at Living Waters we recognize God’s special blessings to us in this season of thanksgiving.

Among these special gifts, we remember all those who have supported us as volunteers, with donated financial gifts and by your spiritual presence.

May you and your families be abundantly blessed by God’s presence.

"This wonderful place, is not only beautiful but felt like being safely tucked under the mantle of the Blessed Mother too!"        -PD

"I have been coming to Living Waters for 7 years and each year my retreat is different, the experience is always a positive one and I seem to build on each retreat as the years go by.  All the preached retreats have been excellent and give me much food for thought that I take home and expand on in my prayer journals."        -PL        

"The June Nature Retreat was truly "living waters" for me...refreshing, cleansing, renewing...and more. Sr. Fran and Freeman Owle's spiritual lessons were uplifting and insightful. The fellowship with others, hikes through the mountains, prayer, music, food, accommodations made this a truly top notch retreat experience!"        -BF

"I received so much wisdom in just one week at Living Waters through the words of Fr. Larry Gillick, SJ"     -MB


"I left the retreat, They Knew Him in the Breaking of the Bread, with a better appreciation of my humanity and uniqueness and who God created me to be.  And a desire to share this blessing."     -DK


" I experienced God's presence at Living Waters again, anew, afresh in this time and space.I return to ministry envigorated, hopeful, healed, inspired."   - Fr. Greg Barras




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Welcome to Living Waters

As the name indicates, Living Waters is a sacred space for seekers to experience spiritual renewal and growth in a prayerful atmosphere. Located in Maggie Valley the center is especially blessed with the spectacular beauty of the surrounding mountains The entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountain national Park are just minutes away.

Groups who provide their own leader and have a spiritual agenda are welcome as is anyone who wishes to make a private, directed, or scheduled retreat.  Those wishing for sabbatical time are  also welcome.

Winter time is especially beautiful with the snow and frost!

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 Our Lady of Lourdes Retreat  

Our Lady of Lourdes is a fully remolded four bedroom retreat facility for small groups to experience the mountain top views for spiritual renewal.  The beautiful grotto of Bernadette and the Blessed Mother give expression to the name and special beauty of the surrounding natural landscape.  It is especially suitable for small spiritual planning or prayer groups and is available all year. Please contact the Center at 828 926 3833 or email for information on scheduling and fees.