Andrea has a lifetime of experience in International Pilgrimages and Spiritual Ministry; she has travelled internationally and domestically on the Professional Speaking circuit through her advocacy work of the sick through two organizations she independently set up for these works; Find Your Voice Project & Andrea's Lourdes Journeys
While once walking an intense discernment path towards becoming a nun, Andrea overcame a 14 year battle with Anorexia to find healing through an incredible amount of dedicated hard work, self introspection through holistic practices and through her personal miracle at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in Lourdes, France.
Her life changed the day she made a choice to live and began to find the one thing she never sought out before, a future. She believes strongly in giving back for the gifts she has received sharing her rich stories of body healing and acceptance of mind, body. faith and spirit through her retreats, workshops and talks.
Anam Nostos House is her vision over the years she walked in healing, as her faith evolved into a deeply personal, spiritual and holistic journey. While offering retreats of all nature, it stands on its own. A place to come to rest in one's personal spiritual soul journey, for we are all on an evolving life pilgrimage. You define your journey.
...is a retreat ministry constantly growing over years of thoughtful journey; welcoming all who are open to taking some time to sit in the quiet of their soul. It is formed from nurtured life healing, spiritual gifts of hospitality, intercessory prayer and knowledge with the desire to develop a simple serene setting, a 'Bed and Breakfast for the Soul' A place to come and nurture one's Soul, Body, Faith and Prayer to walk deeper questioning along their unique journey; A place for people searching to be closer to God, Goddess, Spirit and Nature.
Any support is greatly appreciated as we are self-publishing our books, building new retreats, creating products in our Etsy shop, as well building this dream retreat house! Thank you for stopping in!
What will Anam Nostos House Provide?
Anam Nostos House will be a place for you to have private time or be with the community, it's your choice. It will be a place you can retreat to your private room, find your chi in our Yoga, Qi Jong and
Meditation room or simply rest in mindfullness through our Labyrinth
Garden; journal and create in our Art Corner or find a good read in the Book Nook ending your day by the fire pit taking in the night sky.
If you feel the desire for community join our Community Garden where we grow our own foods for our meals, then come to the table for meals with fellow friends. You may even find yourself pulled to our monthly Taize
services, Ceremony or Drumming Circles. Simply find a balance that suits you.
Where is Anam Nostos House?
Anam Nostos House will reside in Southwest Virginia, while Andrea will strive to lead beach retreats in North Carolina, the Asheville mountains or wherever requested. It is a dream in progress needing sponsors and/or donations to keep alive. We are minimalists at heart and can achieve this awesome house on a very minimal budget! It will be run in minimalist ways, eating from what we grow and purchasing as we need while being listed on AirBnB as an option with clear guidelines. People have been asking me for this vision for longer than I can remember. It’s what the spiritual pilgrim is desperately in need of in our crazy world today!