St. Joseph Retreat Center
Staten Island, New York
Staten Island, New York
Embracing the mission of the Daughters of Divine Charity to make God’s love visible in the world, the St. Joseph Retreat Center fosters the opportunity to be touched by that love. The center and its surroundings create a welcoming sacred space where God can be encountered. In a spirit of peace and hospitality, we provide spiritual experiences that encourage retreatants to make the love of the invisible God visible to the world.
In 2015, the Sisters established the St. Joseph Retreat Center on the beautiful 17 acre grounds of St. Joseph Hill Academy. Housed in the original convent building, the Retreat Center offers a perfect setting for reflection and renewal.
The Retreat Center is open to both religious and non-religious retreats. We provide a variety of scheduled day programs as well as overnight accommodations for overnight, weekend, and extended-stay retreats that can be private or directed. In addition to our scheduled programs, the center is available to use for days of renewal and recollection, meetings, gatherings, discussions, conferences, seminars, and other spiritual assemblies. Groups may bring their own presenters or we can provide a member of our staff.
The Retreat Center is also open to businesses, not-for-profits, small groups, associations and the like. Conference and meeting rooms can be reserved at hourly or daily rates. The maximum capacity for the meeting rooms is 20 adults.
We are located within walking distance of the South Beach Boardwalk, providing our guests with stunning views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and Lower New York Bay. A direct bus line to the free Staten Island Ferry and all that Manhattan has to offer is directly outside the grounds.
Accommodations and Amenities
The St. Joseph Retreat Center, conducted by the Daughters of Divine Charity, is open to both religious and laity for private short term (weekend) and longer stay (up to 6 days) retreats. In addition to our scheduled programs, the center is available to use for days of renewal and recollection, meetings, gatherings, discussions, conferences, seminars and other spiritual assemblies.
The accommodations for the retreat house are suites which include a sitting room, bedroom with a private bath, bedrooms with private baths and bedrooms with private, shared baths.
- Meeting/Conference Room, Breakout Rooms, Spacious Grounds
- WiFi available
- Overnight Accommodations, with 9 Guest Rooms and 1 Guest Suite
- Meeting and Dining Spaces serve a variety of business and community groups of 10 to 100 people
- Just 20 minutes from Newark International Airport and 10 minutes from Brooklyn
- On-site, secured parking available for up to 100 cars
- Business Center with computer, printer, and copier
- 17 Acres of landscaped grounds and woodlands, and 15 minute walk to the South Beach and Midland boardwalks, as well as, Fort Wadsworth and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge