Enders Island, an 11-acre small island off the coast of Mystic, offers visitors a 360-degree grand view of the Long Island Sound and beautiful gardens, which provides a peaceful setting for meditation, prayer, reflection, or just simple quiet thinking. The property features the Chapel of Our Lady of the Assumption, which houses the incorrupt arm of St. Edmund of Canterbury, who lived between 1175 and 1240. The stones inlaid in the walls come from a number of religious sites including Rome, Lourdes, Fatima, Our Lady of Knock, St. Anne's Shrine, the Abbey of Pontigny, and the shore of Enders Island. In addition, on the Island, you will find outdoor Stations of the Cross, a seaside chapel, and iconic facilities including the Enders House, an early 1900 arts and crafts style mansion that houses dining rooms, a kitchen, five bedrooms, and the Fisherman's Chapel.
Enders Island has three primary ministries:
St. Edmund's Retreat that provides private retreats and an extensive offering of programs open to individuals of any faith.
Recovery Ministry with weekly 12-step meetings and 11th step weekend retreats for those seeking to improve their relationship with God.
The Sacred Art Institute that offers evening, afternoon, and weeklong workshops in stained glass, iconography, sacred music, and illumination.
Roman Catholic Mass is said daily and on Sunday in the Chapel of Our Lady of the Assumption. The Chapel is open 24/7 for private prayer. To learn more about Enders Island and their retreats, speaker series, programs, and changes to their hours/restrictions, visit their website. Click here for directions to the Island from Madison.