Facilities at La Vista
Since 1950 La Vista has been the site of the Oblate Novitiate. Over the years, these 255 acres of woods, bluffs, pastures, and gardens have been home to hundreds of Oblates, novices, and countless other creatures. While this space primarily functions to form priests and brothers of the future, it is also home to the Oblate Ecological Initiative.
The scenic grounds here in Godfrey, Illinois, provide a space of natural beauty and spiritual quiet to reflect on one's appreciation and understanding of Creation's Integrity. We invite all people seeking a mutually enhancing relationship with Earth to visit La Vista and participate in our discussion groups, weekend retreats, seasonal celebrations or our week long Earth Literacy program.
Visitors to La Vista Ecological Learning Center and the Communtiy Supported Garden are welcome by appointment. Please contact us at 618-466-5004 to make an appointment and receive directions.