In “normal” times, we welcome all visitors to Mercy by the Sea. However, as our community continues to closely observe the evolving public health directives of local and state leaders regarding COVID-19, our buildings are closed to visitors, except for those who are registered for our private retreats. We have a full slate of in-person retreats and virtual programs in the coming year—details can be found here. Meanwhile, you are welcome to walk our beautiful grounds. We are committed to serving you with open hearts and keeping you well informed of the health precautions we are taking as we slowly reopen. We share regular updates, reflections and events in our weekly newsletter—you can sign up here.
Life has become extraordinarily busy with lengthy to-do lists crammed with tasks that often get put off and put off yet again. Work-related duties, family responsibilities and social gatherings keep us running. And in the midst of our over-scheduled existence, we’re constantly bombarded by loud music while we shop, mobile devices demanding our attention, TV commercials with ear-splitting exhortations, and cable news blaring from TVs in airports and cabs in major cities.
Yet we yearn for peace, for time to gather in our scattered energies to heal body, mind and spirit. We hunger to really know ourselves. We thirst for a deeper relationship with God.
Enter Mercy by the Sea, an oasis of stillness; holy ground where one can experience the Sacred; a sanctuary where the Earth is respected, sustainability practiced and natural beauty abounds.
Mercy by the Sea, located on 33 acres on the shores of Long Island Sound, invites all irrespective of faith tradition to come and spend time “far from the madding crowd.”
Mercy by the Sea offers:
- A sanctuary for reflection and prayer
- Programs through which you can explore new ways of being with self, others and the world at large
- Conference rooms for church groups, nonprofit organizations and companies to take the time and space for creative thinking, fellowship, planning, etc.
Come for a day, a weekend or longer. Come to participate in day and weekend programs, themed and directed retreats, sabbaticals, or professional spiritual direction formation. Come as a day guest to enjoy the grounds and the silence.
Come to “be still and know…”