Enders Island

1 Enders Island
Mystic CT  06355

Phone: (860) 536-0565

Enders Island

Enders Island is an 11-acre island off the coast of Mason's Island in Mystic, CT. The grounds of Enders Island include a 360° ocean view, beautiful walking gardens, a Seaside Chapel, an outdoor Stations of the Cross, and iconic facilities including the Enders Mansion and the Catholic Chapel of Our Lady of the Assumption, which houses the incorrupt arm of St. Edmund of Canterbury (1175–1240). Enders Island has three primary ministries:

St. Edmund's Retreat

Featuring a Bed & Breakfast, private retreats, and an extensive array of programs open to people of all faiths: Speaker Series, Days of Recollection; Day, Weekend, and Week-long Retreats for men, women, clergy, married couples, and a variety of special interest groups. Bereavement programs are also available throughout the year for those mourning the death of a loved one.

The Sacred Art Institute

Offering week-long residency workshops in Iconography, Illumination, Calligraphy, Stained Glass, and Sacred Music among others. All Sacred Art Workshops feature highly skilled instructors and can be taken for college credit through Holy Apostles College in Cromwell, CT.

The Recovery Ministry

Featuring weekly 12-step meetings at Fr. Joe's Place, a Recovery Residence for college-aged men, and a satellite office of the CatholicPsych Institute. Every year, 11th Step Recovery Retreats are offered for Men and Women seeking to improve their conscious contact with God through prayer and meditation.

Enders Island welcomes everyone to enjoy the grounds whether or not they are participating in a program. The island provides all visitors the opportunity to come and enjoy the beauty of nature in a unique environment where people of all faith backgrounds have profoundly encountered a Higher Power.

Visitor parking is provided immediately to the left of the causeway. Our Gift Store featuring homemade jams, jellies, artwork, and apparel is located in the center of the island in the lobby of St. Michael's Hall. All are welcome to attend Mass in the Chapel of Our Lady of the Assumption each and every morning at 9 am. Our offices are open from 9 am to 4:30 pm on Monday - Friday and from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday.

Please give us a call at (860) 536-0565 to schedule a party, program, business meeting, or social event. Our kitchen staff can accommodate a variety of requests. To learn more about the history of the Enders Island or to browse our program schedule, visit our website at http://www.endersisland.com and follow us on your favorite Social Media platform.

A scenic 11-acre island where men & women from all walks of life come to experience renewal, healing & inspiration. A place to Recover, Create, & Retreat.

Visitor parking is provided immediately to the left of the causeway. Our Gift Store featuring homemade jams, jellies, artwork, and apparel is located in the center of the island in the lobby of St. Michael's Hall. All are welcome to attend Mass in the Cha

The Mission of Enders Island is to proclaim in word and deed the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the light of the Catholic faith.

We fulfill this mission by providing for the ministerial formation of priests, religious and laity; by offering retreats, recover

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Founded: 1954
Parking: Parking Lot
Payment Options: Cash, Visa, Amex, Mastercard, Discover

Categories: Art School, Bed and Breakfast, Charity Organization, Non-Profit Organization, Religious Center

Hours

Mon: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tue: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wed: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thu: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fri: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm



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Past Events

Women's 11th Step Retreat (December)

Women's 11th Step Retreat (December)
04:30 pm - 12/07/2018

At Enders Island

Directed by Sr. Linda Fischer, ASC "We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge...

Men's 11th Step Retreat (November)

Men's 11th Step Retreat (November)
04:30 pm - 11/16/2018

At Enders Island

Directed by Br. Wayne Fitzpatrick "We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge...

Volunteer Appreciation Tea

Volunteer Appreciation Tea
02:00 pm - 11/11/2018

At Enders Island

Enders Island cordially invites you and a guest to our next Volunteer Tea at 2 pm on Sunday, November 11th. Help us thank all of our wonderful volunteers! We will...

Traditional Painted Glass Workshop

Traditional Painted Glass Workshop
04:30 pm - 10/21/2018

At Enders Island

Instructor: Fabio Pizzol This workshop will introduce and teach student the basic technique of traditional glass painting used in stained glass. The theme and design...

Autumn Day of Recollection

Autumn Day of Recollection
09:00 am - 10/21/2018

At Enders Island

Directed by Fr. W. Demetri Belsito One of the most often asked questions today is, ‘how can one find joy in a world of suffering—a world of natural disasters,...

Acrylic Iconography Workshop

Acrylic Iconography Workshop
04:30 pm - 10/14/2018

At Enders Island

We are thrilled to announce the return of Peter Pearson to Enders Island! This weeklong workshop's studio time lasts five consecutive days and begins Sunday night...

Deacon Couples Weekend Retreat

Deacon Couples Weekend Retreat
09:00 pm - 10/06/2018

At Enders Island

The Joy of Love: The Spirituality of Marriage and the Diaconate Directed by Deacon Michael & Mary Frances Berstene Join us for a weekend retreat where we explore...

Illuminated Christmas Card

Illuminated Christmas Card
04:30 pm - 09/30/2018

At Enders Island

Learn the ancient techniques of Illumination while creating your own Christmas card. Using a pre-planned design reminiscent of the beautiful medieval books of hours,...

The Bible and the Sacraments

The Bible and the Sacraments
05:30 pm - 09/19/2018

At Enders Island

Join us for another inspiring Bible Study on Enders Island with Sylvia Manfred on 6 consecutive Wednesday evenings beginning May 9, 2018 organized by the St. Paul...

Garden Day of Recollection

Garden Day of Recollection
09:00 am - 09/12/2018

At Enders Island

Directed by Kathy Irr “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be...

Dormition Day of Recollection

Dormition Day of Recollection
09:00 am - 08/15/2018

At Enders Island

Directed by Fr. W. Demetri Belsito The Feast of the Dormition (Greek kimisis or “falling asleep”) of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary is...

Guided Retreat with Father Burchill

Guided Retreat with Father Burchill
07:00 pm - 08/12/2018

At Enders Island

"Aging with Grace" Directed by Fr. John Burchill, OP There is tremendous interest in how our human lives, unfold, develop and come to fullness, as well as in the...

Gregorian Chant Workshop

Gregorian Chant Workshop
04:30 pm - 08/12/2018

At Enders Island

An Introduction to the Notation, Vocal Technique, and Repertoire of Gregorian Chants used in Roman Catholic Liturgy Taught by John Brodeur This workshop will guide...

Summer Watercolor Class

Summer Watercolor Class
09:00 am - 08/04/2018

At Enders Island

Looking Through New Eyes: A Prayerful Way to Watercolor Taught by Deacon Thomas Masaryk This one-day summer workshop was envisioned to connect a prayerful and reflective...

Looking For God in the Garden Weekend Retreat

Looking For God in the Garden Weekend Retreat
04:30 pm - 08/03/2018

At Enders Island

Directed by Kathy Irr Our Christian faith is a walk with God. We take steps to move forward and agonize when we stumble and fall. It is our final destiny that we...

Mosaics Workshop

Mosaics Workshop
04:30 pm - 07/29/2018

At Enders Island

This workshop will introduce and teach student the basic technique, tools and materials involved in creating a mosaic artwork. It covers design/layout, cutting material,...

July Silent Directed Retreat

July Silent Directed Retreat
07:00 pm - 07/13/2018

At Enders Island

Directed by Sr. Eugenia Brady, SJC and Fr. Stanley Deresienski, SSE During their mid-July stay, individuals are blessed with the opportunity to enter into prayerful...

Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat

Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat
04:30 pm - 07/13/2018

At Enders Island

Directed by Deacon Peter Emr Come, be still and know the experience that is the Presence of God within you through this guided, silent, Centering Prayer Retreat....

Summer Priest Retreat

Summer Priest Retreat
07:00 pm - 07/09/2018

At Enders Island

A Pastoral Reading of the Gospel of Mark Directed by Fr. Eugene Hensell, OSB The Lord Jesus instructed His Disciples, “Come by yourselves to a lonely place and...

Illuminated Initial Letters from Historical to Modern

Illuminated Initial Letters from Historical to Modern
04:30 pm - 07/08/2018

At Enders Island

Taught by Valerie Weilmuenster We have a rich history of beautiful ornament and decoration in the medieval Books of Hours. In this beginning hands-on class we will...

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