Overlooking Kingston Bay, Miramar Retreat Center’s 27 acres yield incredible views, lush gardens, quiet and inspiration. Visitors are welcome to explore this sanctuary and are encouraged to utilize its beauty for gatherings.
Miramar welcomes an annual average of 6,500 adult men, women and youths for a variety of day, weekend and week-long retreats. Religious and lay spiritual directors are often available, and, while Miramar is a Catholic retreat center, we welcome all denominations and lifestyles. If you desire a few hours or a single day of peace, a formal retreat or something in between, we are here for you.
Choose a double or single room, with a private bath, or the Hermitage suite for longer stays. We know you’ll enjoy our three meals served daily at eight, noon, and six – not to mention the lush grounds and breath-taking views.
Miramar’s newest offerings are an outdoor Chapel for Masses, other liturgies and spiritual gatherings and an adjacent Rosary Garden Path. These two projects, combined with our existing Labyrinth and Stations of the Cross, serve as a catalyst to encourage various age groups to commune with Our Creator within nature. By creating outdoor creative spaces we reaffirm the words and beliefs of St. Teresa of Calcutta, We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence; see the stars, the moon, and the sun, how they move in silence…We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Coming in 2020!
We plan to develop a meandering trail through an eight-acre tract on the Miramar grounds, providing literature, statuary, guides, programs and reflections for all ages. Stay tuned!
Indoor Chapel and Prayer Room
Stained glass windows, excellent acoustics and cedar woodwork throughout adorn the Chapel at Miramar. Originally designed as a ballroom and comfortably seating 100, the Chapel is now the heart of prayer and adoration in the Retreat Center.
For more private contemplation visit our Prayer Room on the second floor of our Main House. The Prayer Room is perfect for solitary contemplation or intimate services for a small number of participants.
Please join us for the Daily Morning Mass Monday through Friday at 7:30 AM. Open to the public. Friday morning Rosary at 8:15 AM after the morning Mass in the Chapel. Masses are also available by request. Please call Mary-Fran at 781.585.2460 for more information or to schedule a service.
Several pristine New England beaches are within a short walk or drive from Miramar. You may also enjoy local wharves, busied with commercial fishermen and recreational boaters. Summer or winter, the ocean remains majestic in its beauty.