Enjoy the Wonders of Our Brentwood Campus
Our campus has an exciting history for both its design and use. A pine tree lined road leads into open grounds designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in the late 1800s. The remaining landscape still shows evidence of Olmsted’s original design in the avenues, promenades, sweeping roadways and curves that are still present. Fields that had once supplied the Sisters and boarding students with fresh vegetables and provided pasture for cows, still surround the buildings and some of the land has been restored to agriculture. Newly planted meadows and native plants enhance the natural beauty. It is a place reflecting reverence for creation, a respect for all earth's creatures and a commitment to sustainable living.
Sacred Heart Chapel, Brentwood NY
Sacred Heart Chapel was dedicated on April 18, 1933. The chapel is considered one of the most beautiful chapels of its kind. It was the dream of Mother Mary Louis who envisioned a space of serenity and beauty where women could pray. The walls which are made of fawn colored sandstone are complemented by green colored marble columns from Italy and amber marble walls from Spain. The alabaster windows are the only ones of their kind in the United States. They were carved in Italy and were tinted to give a soft amber glow. Carved panels on the upper level depict only women saints.
Our Chapel welcomes you on Christmas Eve and other special services. For a tour of Sacred Heart Chapel please contact the main receptionist at 631-243-8131 extension 110.
St. Joseph Villa, Hampton Bays
St. Joseph Villa Retreat Center is located on the stunning Shinnecock Bay, Hampton Bays. Noted for the spectacular sunrise moments, this retreat center provides air-conditioned rooms, meeting spaces, quiet spots for prayer and reflection, and paths for meditative walks. St. Joseph Villa can accommodate large and small groups and is handicap accessible. The Villa has its own chapel on the grounds and an outdoor swimming pool to enjoy.