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Charterhouse of the Transfiguration
1084 Ave Maria Way
Arlington, Vermont 05250
The monastery is located on Mount Equinox. It is the only Carthusian monastery in the United States. It is never open to the public.
There is a great bookstore and gift shop at the base of the mountain.
A toll road leading to the top has wonderful views of the area. Tickets are available at the bookstore.
St. Anne's Shrine
92 St Anne's Rd,
Isle La Motte, VT
Saint Anne's Shrine is located on Isle LaMotte, a quiet island on Lake Champlain in Vermont. It was developed by the Society of Saint Edmund and has been maintained by them for 100 years..
From its earliest occupation by the white man, the territory now known as the State of Vermont had been placed under the protection of St. Anne, the mother of the Blessed Mother. As early as 1666, the French erected a Fort and Chapel on Isle La Motte as their southernmost fort against hostile Indian attacks on the settlements in Montreal and Quebec. This was dedicated under the invocation of “la bonne Sainte Anne”. It was here that the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was offered for the first known time in the Northeast.
In addition to Saint Anne's Shrine there is a Way of the Cross and many rustic grottos dedicated to the Saints.
Our Lady of Ephesus House of Prayer
35 Fawn Ledge Lane
Jamaica, Vermont 05343
Retreat facilities and a replicq of Mary/s home.
Jesus, dying on the cross, committed the care of His mother, Mary, to St. John the Apostle.
History records John took her to Ephesus, the ancient ruins of which lie on the central western coast of Turkey.
The House of Prayer is an exact replica of the House of Ephesus in Turkey where Mary lived.
Monastery of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
4103 VT Route 100
Westfield, VT 05874
Guests shall be received as Christ Himself (RB 53).
In the Guest House section of the Monastery is a chapel, which is open to all visitors who may wish to attend Mass (daily at 10 am), to attend one of the Divine Offices during the day, or to simply stop to pray. There is a small religious goods Gift Shop with books, wooden bead and cord Rosaries made by the nuns, CDs, medals and crucifixes.
This small Guest House, inside the monastery but outside the enclosure, has rooms for women guests who would like to share in the prayer, silence and peace of the Benedictine family.
Through the ministry of the Guest Mistress, guests and visitors should feel welcomed by the whole community. If you would like to inquire about visiting our monastery or staying at our guest house, please contact us
Always carried out the inside the enclosure, work is for each member the means of contributing to the upkeep and livelihood of the monastery. At present, the nuns of the Immaculate Heart of Mary support themselves mainly through the baking of Altar breads.
58 Priory Hill Road
Weston, VT 05161
A community of Benedictine monks founded in 1953 the late Abbot Leo Rudloff, of Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem, Israel.
"Above all, we hope to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ together. Seeking to be, in Brother Leo's words, "an embassy of the Reign of God," we hope that we will, in some measure, foster the healing and reconciliation of the whole human family.
All are welcome to visit our home, and to join us in our celebrations of common prayer each day. Our chapel, visitors' center, and grounds afford an atmosphere in which quiet reflection and prayer are accessible to all.
Men and women wishing to spend several days at the priory, in the atmosphere of our monastic life, are most welcome. For more information see Retreat Accommodations."
The Gallery Shop features the music of the community, the various handcrafted work of the brothers (ceramics, enamels, paintings, calligraphy, weaving), as well as craftwork from around the world.
Items are also available online at:
You may order online using your credit card. The brothers also accept orders by postal mail,
fax (802-824-3573) and telephone (802-824-5409).
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