The Sisters of St. Mary in Greenwich New York, U.S.A
The Community of St. Mary New York
The Sisters of St. Mary in New York live a contemporary life of contemplative prayer and service, grounded in the study of God's Word and rooted in the catholic faith as expressed in the Anglican tradition. They follow Benedictine principles of intellectual and spiritual development set within the frame of manual work, expressed in farming and the arts. Loving care and concern for all within the community and for the larger world outside are also a hallmark of their common life.
Visitors are welcome at all public services, to share in convent silence through private and conducted retreats, to study with the Sisters in classes offered as part of St. Mary's Institute for Christian Studies and other gatherings. The Sisters share Tea most days at 3:30 p.m. to which visitors are also welcome.
The Sisters of St. Mary, Greenwich, NY, 2020: Standing -- Mother Miriam, Sister Catherine Clare, Sister Mary Elizabeth; Seated -- Sister Mary Jean
Beati mundo corde St. Mary's Institute for Study Traditional Silent Retreats Residential Library The Messenger
After the community's motto, beati mundo corde --"Blessed are the pure in heart", the Sisters of St. Mary embrace growth in holiness by the strengthening of their relationship with God through prayer and study. Featuring a library of over 15,000 books, their guesthouse is available as a place of study, reflection and prayer.
Ora et Labora St. Mary's on-the-Hill Farm Cashmere Goat & Pyrenees Dogs Youth Development Fiber Arts & The Scriptorium
The Sisters live a contemplative expression of the monastic life, grounded in the Benedictine principle of ora et labora -- prayer and work. This principle balances prayer and study with manual labor. Farming and art provide both a contemplative ground for prayer and meditation, and outreach in the local area.