A Harmonist spiritual center where we are one in the spirit and the earth is our family.



It is early 2022 and we are so glad to be back. We have not been open for two years so we eagerly await June when, once again, the Hermitage will be available for tours by appointment. However, you can reach us anytime via phone, email, or our Facebook page - Christiansbrunn Hermitage. We are always glad to hear from you.

Our annual open house will be Sunday, August 14, from noon to 4 p.m. As usual, the bake oven will be going and there will be a full complement of Pennsylvania Dutch baked goods. Tours will also be available of the Mahantongo Heritage Center and our two new exhibit buildings, the restored Haas post office and general store, which we moved here two years ago, and the Gingerbread House. 

We will also be adding local history articles to our blog at

This website introduces the Hermitage in words, music and pictures, with information about upcoming events, as well as the Mahantongo Heritage Center, and how to contact us.



The Hermitage in 2021

L -The Haas general store/post office. R - The Gingerbread House.


As Harmonists, our goal is to recognize and to act in the inherent unity and harmony of  earth and spirit.

The Hermitage comprises historic buildings, the Mahantongo Heritage Center, exhibits, collections and craft shops, but, most of all, it is community and family; a place where the spirit incarnates in healing, beauty, harmony, and many, many animals and birds. It is a glowing facet of the jewel that is our sacred mother earth.


Hymn No 73 Building an ark copy


Postal mail: The Hermitage, 75 Grove Rd., Pitman, PA 17964 U.S.

Phone: 570-425-2548


Check our videos at and type in “atthehermitage” in the search line.


Click on the audio file to hear the hymn tune played on programs such as Windows Media Player.

Our blog:

Visit our other web sites:l

Christian and Johannes have been growing and processing flax to linen since the early 1980s. The website presents historical flax information, flax production and flax items for sale.

The Third Testament tells our spirituality in story by Johannes and in poetry by Christian


Members of our family.


“All things are interwoven with one another; a sacred bond unites them; there is scarcely one thing that is isolated from another. Everything is coordinated, everything works together in giving form to the one universe.”

Marcus Aurelius


“When in my most inspired moods, I have definite compelling visions, involving a higher selfhood. I feel at such moments that I am tapping the source of Infinite and Eternal energy from which you and I and all things proceed.”

Richard Strauss


“O beloved uniformity,how diverse you are!”

Ludwig Achim von Arnim