Mercy for All Fund

Scholarships Available

The Mercy for All Scholarship fund provides financial assistance for those who cannot afford the full fee to attend Mercy by the Sea offerings.

Mercy by the Sea Retreat and Conference Center is set along the shores of Long Island Sound in Madison, CT. We offer programs and retreats on topics that include creative expressions of the Spirit, contemplative practices, care of creation, finding the sacred in the everydayness of life and much more. Our aim is to create opportunities to slow down and embrace silence, reconnect with a deeper reality, and encourage exploration of our deepest longings and creative imagination.
Thanks to contributions from generous donors and the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, this place of beauty and peace is available to everyone - regardless of ability to pay. Just this year, the Mercy For All Scholarship Fund has allowed individuals to attend:
  • The Julian Circle Returns with Rev. Mark S. Burrows, Ph.D.
  • Mindfulness in Nature: Climate Awareness as a Spiritual Path with Regan Stacey
  • You Don’t Have To Do It Alone: The Power of Friendship with Mark Nepo
You can view a full listing of our current offerings HERE.

How to Apply

Individuals and groups which would like to request financial assistance are asked to apply by completing a short online form. Once the form is submitted, a staff member from Mercy by the Sea will get in touch.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the Mercy For All Scholarship Fund, you can get in touch with Sr. Barb Giehl, RSM at or 203.245.0401.