St. Joseph By The Sea

St. Joseph By The Sea
South Mantoloking, New Jersey

Our Mission

St. Lucy Filippini, the foundress of the Religious Teachers Filippini, dedicated her life to education, particularly for women. She founded schools of Christian doctrine, gave Spiritual Exercises to women preparing for marriage, and taught the Word of God through instruction and retreat experiences.

Her charismatic gift was “the wisdom of the Word” and she made every effort to spread the Word of God to everyone. She was a contemplative in action; all her actions stemmed from her union with God.

It is this spirit that the Religious Teachers Filippini wish to enflesh at St. Joseph by the Sea. It is our aim to provide the atmosphere and means for the individual who comes here to “Let the Word of Christ, rich as it is, dwell in you.” (Colossians 3:16) Having experienced quiet and solitude, one goes forward renewed and refreshed to incarnate God’s love and Word.

Programs are offered to enrich, renew and deepen one’s interior communication with the Lord in an atmosphere of prayer, quiet and solitude. The scenic environment of the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay provides additional contemplative space.

Our Facilities

Fully air-conditioned, twenty-two private bedrooms, with full bath accommodations between rooms, and a handicapped accessible lift are available for retreatants.

The facilities also include a dining room with accommodations for forty people, a chapel, and a solarium. A large conference room overlooking the ocean, is located on the second floor. There is also a library for use during one’s stay. The Loft on the third floor overlooks the bay and invites one to “Com to the quiet” to pray and reflect. There is direct access to the ocean from the house and easy access to Barnegat Bay.

In addition to these events sponsored by the Center, the staff gives many days of prayer to parish groups, school faculties, Rosary-Altar groups, senior citizens organizations, AA, etc., which are not listed.

St. Joseph by the Sea is the summer residence of the Religious Teachers Filippini who use their home for retreats and spiritual activities from September to May.

St. Joseph by the Sea beach

St. Joseph by the Sea

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