Saint Joseph by-the-Sea Retreat House
Located within view of the majestic Atlantic Ocean, Saint Joseph by-the-Sea offers retreatants the quiet space essential for inner stillness. Rooted in our mission, The Union of Ourselves and Others With God and With One Another, Saint Joseph by-the-Sea provides provide opportunities for varied retreat experiences in the hope of contributing to the wholeness of lives and to a healthy rhythm of prayer and rest for the sake of our mission.
We deeply respect silence in order to provide an atmosphere of reverence for each retreatant’s encounter with God. Silence is observed throughout the house during all directed retreats, day and night, including meals. Regard for both personal and communal silence nourishes our receptivity to God’s Spirit drawing us ever more intimately into Divine Love.
Our Saint Joseph by-the-Sea Retreat House is located in the southern New Jersey town of Sea Isle City on the beach block of 47th Street, less than 100 feet from the promenade. Built in 2008, the 10-bedroom retreat house has three floors, an elevator and is handicap accessible. The beach is viewable from porches. Here, retreatants have experienced Spirit’s creative presence through morning sunrises and evening sunsets. The house is located in an area conducive for walking, biking and other physical activities. St. Joseph Church is five blocks from the house and offers Mass daily.