7201 Long Beach Boulevard - Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008-3135
Phone: (609) 494-1182 ~ Fax: (609) 494-1182


Come to the Quiet

Dear Friends of Maris Stella

The December photograph on our 2021 Maris Stella Calendar seems to reveal the season of Advent drawing to a close and Christmas approaching.  The message printed under the photograph reads, “Looking at a sunset, just for a second you forget your separateness; you are the sunset.  That is the moment you feel the beauty of it.”  Rajneesh

We pray that in the midst of the coming days you will take a few moments to go outside and look up at the sun, moon or stars and be still…just be still and just for a second forget your separateness from God, from all human beings, and all creation…and experience the beauty of Christmas…the Incarnation of Divine Love into our world.   

We are so very grateful for all of your support to Maris Stella and to us and always remember you and your families in our prayer and love. 

May 2022 bless you with good health, joy, and peace.
Sister Mary and Sister Pat


We encourage all our Guests to be completely vaccinated.

  • Anyone not vaccinated must wear a Facemask throughout the property while inside. Bring your own, we will not supply them.
  • Practice social distancing of 6 feet.
  • Submit a recent negative Covid Test if necessary.


Mission Statement
Maris Stella, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth is a center that provides a ministry of hospitality, offering space and nourishment to individuals and groups seeking physical, psychological and spiritual enrichment.

Located on the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay, it is a rich resource for study and reflection on the sacredness of creation.



Daily mass 9 a.m. – Monday – Friday

Saturday:  5 p.m. (NO MORNING MASS)
Sunday:    9 & 10 a.m.