Welcome to Enders Island.
Enders Island is an 11-acre island off the coast of Mystic, Connecticut and the site of St. Edmund's Retreat, an independently owned and operated Catholic Retreat Center. The ministry of Enders Island is dedicated to the work of spiritual care, recovery from addiction, and education in a variety of fine arts within the Christian tradition—both in-person and online.
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People of all faith backgrounds - including those without faith - are invited to make a retreat on Enders Island. Laden with beautiful gardens, memorable landmarks, and a breathtaking view, it is the perfect place to encounter God, surrounded by the grandeur of his creation. Whether it's just for the weekend, a full week, or even several weeks, St. Edmund's Retreat is a reliable and hospitable environment to spend ample time in prayer and reflection either as part of a group, or in private - interacting with our community or enjoying the silence.
Create works of Fine Art by the Sea
Enders Island is home to our Sacred Art Institute where students of the fine arts can participate in an immersive, hands-on learning experience of the sacred arts in the Catholic tradition—including Iconography, illuminated manuscripts, stained glass, Gregorian Chant and more! The Mission of the Sacred Art Institute is to study and teach artistic expression, to preserve our heritage and to create fine sacred art while promoting the highest standards of excellence.