Helpful Information

Helpful things to know before coming to the Mount Saint Mary House of Prayer:

  • All bed linens and towels are provided.
  • There is no coin operated washer and dryer.
  • The Center is a smoke-free facility.
  • Meals are simple, delicious and nutritious. If you have special dietary needs please contact the Center before arrival.
  • The Eucharistic Liturgy is offered daily on the grounds except Saturday (generally at McAuley Hall).
  • Wear comfortable clothing (we recommend clothes that can be layered, especially during the cool months).
  • Bring your Bible and your personal journal.
  • Since the Center is on the beautiful grounds of Mount Saint Mary Academy, there is ample space for walking. Included on the grounds is the lovely Queen of Peace Garden and a large field and track.
  • Easy access to nearby parks and nature settings: Tamaques Park, Echo Lake Park, and Watchung Reservation.
  • Contemplative Healing Touch is offered at the House of Prayer. Contact the Center before arrival to see if this is possible during your retreat experience. Cost is $45-50 (as you are able). 
1651 U.S. Highway 22, Watchung, New Jersey 07069-6587