Our Lady Of Grace Center


Our Lady of Grace

Our Lady of Grace Spiritual Center web page

Our Lady of Grace Center provides days of quiet reflection for faculties, parish staff, societies, and individuals. The Center's staff, as well as other directors and presenters, offer a variety of programs designed to assist people in developing their person, profession, and spirituality. The beauty of the surroundings and the charm of the estate place the guest in a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere that encourages spiritual, psychological, and physical renewal. Check out the programs offered at Our Lady of Grace Center.

Video: Our Lady of Grace

These are images of Our Lady of Grace Retreat Center in Manhasset, NY. Slideshow prepared by Sister Fran Fasolka, IHM

Our Lady of Grace Montessori School

Our Lady of Grace Montessori School was established in 1968. Sister Felicitas Ryan, who was our education consultant and a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of IHM Executive Board, knew that the gift of this property was destined so that a school, based on the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori could be established. She went to Italy to study the history and philosophy of Maria Montessori. Duly impressed by her love for the street urchins in her neighborhood, as well as her brilliant mind, Sister Felicitas discovered that a medical doctor had used her education to create materials and lessons that could eventually provide an opportunity for many of Italy's poor children to become lifelong learners.

Following Maria's inspiration, Our Lady of Grace Montessori School opened in January, 1968 with twenty children and two Sisters trained in the philosophy and methodology of Maria Montessori.

Today, there are 225 children in our school taught by 2 Sisters and 18 lay teachers still following the philosophy and methodology of Maria Montessori. Our doors are opened to all children. We will not turn any away due to lack of finances.

Our Lady of Grace Montessori School is a not-for-profit corporation, sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate heart of Mary, Scranton, Pennsylvania. We do not receive monies from the parish or State taxes. Parents of children, retreatants who use the Center, as well as tremendous Fund Raising activities provide the income for the continuation of the school and center.

You may contact us at:

Our Lady of Grace Montessori School
Shelter Rock Road
Manhasset, NY 11030
Phone: 516-365-9832

Our Lady of Grace Retreat and Conference Center
29 Shelter Rock Road
Manhasset, NY 11030
Phone: 516-627-9255
Fax: 516-365-9329