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 Fall 2017 sabbatical program has reached its capacity; we are not longer accepting registrations. However, we will begin accepting applications for the Fall 2018 sabbattical in January 2018.