Manorville, New York: Shrine of Our Lady of the Island
History of the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island:
The Shrine of Our Lady of the Island was established by the Missionaries of the Company of Mary in order to be a center of authentic Marian Spirituality & Devotion, and to renew Catholic life in the Diocese of Rockville Center through liturgy, preaching & pilgrimages. In 1953, 70 acres of land in Eastport, Long Island, were donated to the Montfort Missionaries by Crescenzo and Angelina Vigliotta, Sr. for a shrine to honor the Blessed Mother. Then, in 1957, Mr. and Mrs. John Harrison of East Moriches gave the gift of “The Rock” and surrounding acreage overlooking Moriches Bay.
About the Shrine today:
They welcome individual pilgrims as well as groups. For those with a parish or other group, they request that you call in advance. Daily Mass is offered at 11:30 AM. Starting at the end of April, Sunday Mass is outside at the Rock, a gorgeous setting and one of the highest points on Long Island. On Wednesdays, Eucharistic Adoration starts after the 11:30 AM Mass and ends at 9 PM.
After Mass, you can pray the Outdoor Stations of the Cross and the Outdoor Rosary Walk. There is also a large Gift Shop with Religious items from around the world, as well as a Coffee Shop where you can sit and enjoy a relaxing bite to eat.
Traveling to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island
Address: 258 Eastport Manor Road, Manorville, New York 11949
Tel: +1 (631) 325-0661
Fax: +1 (631) 325-5592