What is a Prayer Stay?
A Prayer Stay is a opportunity to stay with us at La Casa de Milagros our monastic center in Chapala, Mexico for a silent retreat. If you feel called to the mystical teachings of Jesus, a Prayer Stay is an opportunity to immerse yourself in an environment that is dedicated to living these teachings without compromise. Enjoy the singing of the birds in the garden, feel the Love that surrounds you, and listen to the small, still Voice within.
During Your Stay
There are four private rooms (for a single person or a couple), as well as shared bunk rooms (a men’s and a women’s). All rooms are fully equipped with linens and towels, and all have access to a shared kitchen and laundry facilities. Depending on which room type you’ve chosen in your application (private or shared), you will be assigned a specific room based on availability at that time.
Meals & Kitchen
Each day at 1:00 p.m., a simple, shared lunch meal will be served for our residents and any guests staying with us. This is the only meal included in the cost of your Prayer Stay, but you can bring/purchase your own food locally. There is a supermarket within walking distance, several restaurants nearby, and you will have access to a fully-equipped, shared kitchen during your stay.
Intern Staff Support
Our staff is comprised of volunteer interns who are dedicated to the mystical teachings of Jesus. Long-term community members may be on site at times, but will generally be immersed in prayer themselves. Our staff of interns, however, will be available to make sure you have everything you need and to answer any questions you may have during your silent Prayer Stay.
Prayer Stays are silent, unstructured and undirected.
La Casa de Milagros is a monastic environment and coming for a Prayer Stay means to come in silence for the sole purpose of joining with God and resting with the Holy Spirit. We do not allow socializing of any kind on the property. Your time here would be spent in silent, inner contemplation with God, dedicated to watching your mind and giving all your thoughts to the Holy Spirit for healing and true forgiveness.
Spontaneous gatherings and events at La Casa may happen during your stay, which you may be invited to attend. But aside from our “Wake-Up Weekends” events (see below), other gatherings and events are not guaranteed. If they happen and are open to Prayer Stay guests, we will let you know and/or they will be posted on our white board by the pool area.
Smoking is not allowed on the property (you can do so on the sidewalk just outside our gate).
Guests under 18 are generally not permitted due to the level of maturity required of our Prayer Stay guests.
Pets are not allowed at La Casa (there is already one dog and one cat living on the property).
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for all other questions and more information.
You can apply for a Prayer Stay of as many days as you like.
Check-in time is between 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM on the day of your arrival.
Check-out time is by 11:00 AM on your last day to allow time for cleaning.
During the above-listed periods when we accept Prayer Stays, we encourage you to join us over a weekend in order to also participate in one of our live Awakening events! These “Wake-Up Weekends” are the same price as regular Prayer Stay visits but with the added bonus of a transformational event! Here are the two types of “Wake-Up Weekends” we currently offer:
Monthly Heart of Christ Online Retreats—broadcast live into our Halo Room at La Casa de Milagros on the first full weekend of every month, these monthly “Heart of Christ” retreats go very deep into the practical application of the mystical teachings of Jesus. They begin at 10am on the Friday (see calendar schedule here) and end around 12noon on the Sunday.**
* Attending the All-Day Movie Workshop requires at least a two-night Prayer Stay, Friday to Sunday.
** Attending the online retreat requires at least a three-night Prayer Stay, Thursday to Sunday. Since the retreats usually end after 12pm on Sunday, we’ll allow you to have a late check-out of 12:30pm. As an added option, you can join us for the 1pm lunch for an extra 200 pesos.
Nightly rate: $65 (shared bunkroom), $90 (private room), $135 (couple in a private room)
Weekly rate: $350 (shared bunkroom), $500 (private room), $750 (couple in a private room)
Cost includes: (a) one meal per day, (b) attendance at any of our All-Day Saturday Movies or monthly online retreats happening during your stay.
Cost doesn’t include (a) transport to and from the airport, (b) any food or drinks outside of the 1pm lunch meal that is provided.
Please fill out the form below to apply for a Prayer Stay. One of our staff will then email you within 48 hours to request an interview call or to confirm your reservation with payment information. (In case you don’t receive an email from us within 48 hours, please check your spam folders). Thank you.