Fundraising Campaign Underway

Friends of Little Portion Hermitage have just begun a fundraising campaign.

The initial goal of this fundraising effort is $50,000, with the goal of purchasing property somewhere in the Diocese of Portland, Maine to establish and maintain a small hermitage. It is also our hope to build a second small hermitage on the same property to be used as a retreat for anyone in need of a brief respite from the demands of ministry, most especially priests and consecrated religious.


Your support in raising funds for Little Portion Hermitage will continue to foster the eremitic vocation in the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Portland. The hermit’s life is devoted to the praise of God and salvation of the world, achieved through stricter separation from the world, the silence of solitude, and assiduous prayer and penance. It is a particular call to “find in the desert, in the thick of the spiritual battle, the glory of the Crucified One” (CCC 921).


You will note elsewhere on this site a PayPal link. Please prayerfully consider joining us in supporting consecrated contemplative life in the Church as it is expressed by the vocation of the hermit, a vocation lived for the glory of God, the good of the Church and the salvation of souls.


Thank you and may God bless you!


Michael J. Czerkes, MD

Board Treasurer

Friends of Little Portion Hermitage​


To support the worship of God, eremitic life inspired by St. Francis of Assisi, Christ-centered solitude, contemplative silence, intercessory prayer and the spiritual works of mercy.


Through the generosity of our donors, Friends of Little Portion Hermitage seeks to provide for the temporal needs of Little Portion Hermitage and the hermit who resides there. We believe consecrated life to be essential to the spiritual well-being of the Body of Christ, most especially the witness of those in consecrated life whose lives give first place to prayer for the glory of God, the good of the Church and the salvation of the world.

Little Portion Hermitage

Founded for the glory of God and inspired by the example of St. Francis of Assisi, Little Portion Hermitage is a place of Christ-centered solitude, sacred silence, and intercessory prayer. The hermit presently residing at Little Portion is a hermit in accordance with Canon 603 of the Roman Catholic Church’s Code of Canon Law and is under the jurisdiction of his local Bishop.


Friends of Little Portion Hermitage is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.