Our Vision


Inspired by the wisdom and vision of Father Bede Griffiths, Osage Forest of Peace was founded as a monastic ashram in 1979 by Sr. Pascaline Coff and the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. Today the Forest of Peace continues to embody its original vision:

Osage Forest of Peace does this by creating an environment for contemplative retreats, daily prayer and meditation. We also offer programs focusing on personal, socio-ecological and global healing – all within a context of ecumenical spirituality, East-West dialogue and interfaith encounters.


Osage Forest of Peace… cultivating peace, healing and renewal in a contemplative, interspiritual environment.