Sabbatical Time

“Sabbath is a gift of a new perspective, seeing God’s creation afresh. … Sabbath is a discipline that yields much fruit but it also requires that one put less value on busyness and more value on being.”

Kathleen Casey, author

Mercy by the Sea offers a unique opportunity to remember who we are and whose we are. Our sabbatical program is designed to respond to each person’s need and yearning for solitude; relationship with the natural world; peace; and enrichment through rest, renewal and reflection.

Our six-week sabbatical program, with Judy Fortune, RSM, is set in a sacred space on the shores of Long Island Sound and held in an atmosphere of hospitality to those desiring time alone and with others. The program is self-directed, with guidance from a staff mentor. There are also opportunities to participate in programs offered at the Center.

The next program will be held September 18 to October 29, 2017.  For more information, check the Fall 2017 Crossroads into Sabbatical Time page. 

For an application, please contact Rosemary Jones at or (203) 245-0401, ext. 114.