About The Marist Brothers and their Retreat House in Esopus, New York
The Marist Brothers of the Schools, a Roman-Catholic order of religious brothers, acquired the property in 1942. Originally a preparatory school for young men discerning their Marist vocation, The Marist Brothers Retreat house has long been a haven for younger people seeking to develop and nurture a spiritual life. Each year nearly 4, 000 young people spend time at the retreat house.
The Marist Brothers Retreat House stretches over 120 acres of Hudson Valley landscape: pine knolls, shale outcroppings, tended lawns, and wooded paths winding down to the banks of the Hudson. As rich in history as aesthetic beauty, the property is part of the original grand Hudson River estates of John Jacob Astor and Oliver Hazard Payne. Many of the estate's original buildings still exist today, maintained and refurbished over the century.
The Marist Brothers Retreat House lies just two hours north of New York City on Rt. 9W in Esopus, New York.
- Mission Statement
- Contact & booking information
- Directions to the property
- Map of the area
- Marist Young Adult Volunteer Program
- Mid-Hudson Valley Camp
- Marist Adventure Retreats
- A Brief History of the Marist Brothers in Esopus