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For 78 years, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace found spiritual renewal in Stella Maris Retreat Center. A sanctuary by the sea for themselves & the many retreat goers...
Like so many of the grand homes on the coast, time and weather have taken their toll. In spite of a valiant effort by the sisters and friends of the retreat, Stella Maris closed Dec. 31, 2016
Part of Long Branch historic Stella Maris Gilded Age cottage will be saved
Born into extreme wealth, grew up a child of privilege and
no one would likely have guessed she would one day be a nun...
much less a saint.
November 26, 1858 ~ March 3, 1955