Spirituality is an awareness that we long to reach a dimension beyond ourselves.

The knowledge we have of the universe and its vastness makes us humble before the Creative Mystery. Our spiritual search is rooted in the Gospel where we find the compassion of Jesus who was one with the poor, the suffering and the oppressed. There we find words that speak to us of God’s justice, forgiveness and inclusive love and impel us to work for a world of justice in which all will live in union with God and one another. Our search for the living God is not simply a personal quest but a contribution to the whole community of being.

Daily Reflection

Join with us daily for a reflection as you focus on your spiritual journey today.

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Retreats and Workshops

Retreats and Programs are usually open to everyone. They are posted in Events as they are scheduled. They are located either in Brentwood at St. Joseph Renewal Center or in Hampton Bays at St. Joseph Villa.

Sister Joannie Cassidy, SSJ
631.273.1187 ( x 140), cassidy@csjbrentwood.org

Ongoing Retreats, Programs and Spiritual Direction are also offered at St. Joseph Renewal Center from September to June.

Sister Josephine Daspro, CSJ

St. Joseph Renewal Center

  • Reflective environment on 200 beautifully landscaped acres
  • Private rooms
  • Chapel & other contemplative areas
  • Conference Room — seats up to 250 guests
  • Conference Room for small meetings
  • Dining Room
  • Spiritual direction — upon request
  • Handicapped accessibility

St. Joseph Villa, Hampton Bays

St. Joseph Villa, located on beautiful Shinnecock Bay, is available for rental by private groups for retreats, workshops, and programs. It includes private rooms, a chapel, a swimming pool, and a conference room. There is also handicap accessibility. Participants can enjoy the views of sunrise over Shinnecock Bay. Vacations are also scheduled each summer.

Administrative Contact:
Sister Kerry Handal,CSJ

The Cosmic Walk

On October 4, 2020, the Cosmic Walk through our woodlands was opened.  The Cosmic Walk is an experiential description of the eons of time from the initial flaring forth of the Universe to the present day.  It is meant to be a spiritual experience of the wonder of creation and our place in the earth history.

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