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Michael Fish is Camadolese monk and a member of the New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur California.

Michael has been given permission by his community to explore solitude and the way of the hermit in greater depth. Although he returns to the Hermitage regularly, he currently lives in a little hermitage on the Central Coast of California.

Solitude is only part of his calling and he offers retreats, talks and spiritual direction to religious, parochial and lay communities.

Michael with the assistance of contemporary writing and teachers, continues to develop the notion of “the inner monk”, “the hermit in the world” and how to live a monastic rhythm in the world.

Michael offers retreats on:
  • Contemplative ways of being
  • Discovering the “Inner Monk’
  • Spirituality of Thomas Merton
  • Spirituality of Journey
  • Celtic and 'Green' Spiritually

Download Spiritual Retreats

Live recordings of two of Michael’s recent Spiritual Retreats.

Michael_Fish___Contemplative_Ways_of_Being_No__1___CD_Baby_Music_Store Contemplative Ways of Being No. 1

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The Via de la Plata
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From mid September to the end of October 2014, Michael made his way through Spain en route to the Santiago de Compostela. En route he posted photos and brief reflections of his journey. Click here to follow his journey on Google+.

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