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


Maris Stella 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.


Maris Stella Retreat and Conference Center in Harvey Cedars has been providing a ministry of hospitality for 60 years. It “is a rich resource for study and reflection on the sacredness of creation” (Mission Statement). It has been offering respite and awe-filled moments for sixty years and counting. Maris Stella is a sanctuary on and off season. There are solitary figures who come to pray at Our Lady’s shrine by the bay. It could be the man with the backpack or the woman who periodically drives up, parks and goes into the chapel...
Read a little about our history and plans for the future. CLICK HERE

Maris Stella Gift Certificates         
A Gift Certificate can be used for a retreat, a day of prayer, a program or vacation payment at Maris Stella! It could also be used to purchase any of the items we have for sale such as a tee shirt, sweat shirt, calendar or postcards! Gift Certificates can be for any monetary amount.

To Purchase a Gift Certificate: Call Sister Mary Morley at 609-494-1182 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Sunday June 16th - 9:00am
Saturday June 22nd - 5:00pm
Sunday June 23rd - 9:00am and 10:00am