Villa Sollievo

Sollievo = Relief

Why a House of Relief?

People who serve cross-culturally, and in ministry of any kind, have very high levels of stress for long periods of time. This takes a toll – physically, emotionally, and (even for great saints) spiritually.

Why Italy?

Central location to serve those who serve across Europe, Middle East, and Africa – as well as being a lovely destination from North America. Because the food, the wine, the architecture, the landscapes…. Italy is BEAUTIFUL. And beauty is HEALING.

What do we offer?

  • Counseling
  • Debriefing
  • Intercessory prayer
  • Worship
  • Spa services – massage therapy, pedicures, haircuts
  • Teaching/training in cultivating a Sabbath heart
  • Bible study
  • Time and space to RELAX
  • Permission to lay in a hammock all day reading a book
  • Guided retreats and vacation packages
  • Biking/hiking/recreation
  • Area attractions and tours
  • Language classes
  • Cooking, knitting, sewing, and repurposing classes and workshops

What are my qualifications?

35 years in hospitality, spa, and restaurant industries; business management, administration, and ownership; church ministry in worship and creative arts; missions assignments on 4 continents; 6 years of full-time ministry in Italy; personal physical crash from long-term ministry overwork… 

It is not easy to rest when there is so much to be done. But it is essential! Work is a given, but rest is actually the commandment! I’ll say that again: we are given a job to do, but REST is a COMMANDMENT

Come… take a break. Rest, and find relief for your weary soul…

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