Following my announcement as the new bishop for the Diocese of Rapid City in the Spring of 2020, I began to gather information about the Church – the people and facilities – in western South Dakota.
It became clear that, among the treasures of the diocese, the Terra Sancta Retreat Center shines brightly. Built and maintained through the sacrificial generosity of many, this spiritual sanctuary offers a quiet, restful place for renewal and reflection, a hospitable space for gatherings and meetings, and many programs and formation opportunities to help God’s People grow in faith and holiness.
The beautiful Holy Cross Chapel lifts hearts to God, steeped in the long tradition of prayer by the Benedictine Sisters who built it. The center offers outdoor Stations of the Cross to invite reflection, trails for recreation, and comfortable guest rooms to welcome visitors and retreatants, not to mention fine dining and catering services.
Many, many thanks to all of the generous donors who made the retreat center possible and to all who continue to offer prayers and donations for the success of Terra Sancta. Your support for our own “holy ground” is very much appreciated. I encourage everyone to consider a visit to Terra Sancta. Come and rest a while with the Lord!
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Rev. Peter M. Muhich
Bishop, Diocese of Rapid City