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Tapestries decorate one of the large rooms at (Credit: Handout)

Tapestries decorate one of the large rooms at the St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House in Manhasset.

St. Ignatius Retreat House: then mansion, now retreat house

The St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House in Manhasset, an 87 room mansion, was built by Nicholas and Genevieve Brady between 1916-20 as a summer home. It once was the fourth largest mansion in 1920 and holds what is the most beautiful small chapel in the country, St. Genevieve, on the second floor. After the death of her husband, Genevieve donated Inisfada in 1937 to the New York Province of the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits. By 1963 Fr. John Magan, S.J. converted it into a retreat house.

The altar in the Chapel of St. Genevieve
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The altar in the Chapel of St. Genevieve at the St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House in Manhasset.

Tapestries decorate one of the large rooms at
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Tapestries decorate one of the large rooms at the St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House in Manhasset.

A tapestry hangs in one of the rooms
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A tapestry hangs in one of the rooms on the first floor of the St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House in Manhasset.

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A tapestry hangs in one of the rooms
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A tapestry hangs in one of the rooms on the first floor of the St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House in Manhasset.

One of the rooms on the first floor
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One of the rooms on the first floor of the St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House in Manhasset that is used today as a second chapel.

A statue of St. Theresa graces the Chapel
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A statue of St. Theresa graces the Chapel of St. Genevieve on the second floor of the St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House in Manhasset.

One of the rooms on the first floor
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One of the rooms on the first floor of the St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House in Manhasset.

One of the rooms on the first floor
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One of the rooms on the first floor of the St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House in Manhasset.

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A detail of a doorway at the St.
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A detail of a doorway at the St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House in Manhasset.

A fireplace and chair decorate one of the
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A fireplace and chair decorate one of the rooms on the first floor of the St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House in Manhasset.

One of the corner rooms on the first
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One of the corner rooms on the first floor of the St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House in Manhasset.

Gardens complement the grounds at the St. Ignatius
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Gardens complement the grounds at the St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House in Manhasset.

Gardens brighten the grounds at the St. Ignatius
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Gardens brighten the grounds at the St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House in Manhasset.

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Tapestries decorate one of the large rooms at
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Tapestries decorate one of the large rooms at the St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House in Manhasset.

The grounds of the St. Ignatius Retreat House

The grounds of the St. Ignatius Retreat House in Manhasset are bedecked with tailored gardens.

Gardens decorate the grounds of the St. Ignatius
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Gardens decorate the grounds of the St. Ignatius Retreat House, which is run by Roman Catholic Jesuit priests in Manhasset.

Reflecting pools and gardens grace the grounds at
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Reflecting pools and gardens grace the grounds at the St. Ignatius Retreat House, run by Roman Catholic Jesuit priests in Manhasset for nearly half a century. Nicholas and Genevieve Brady built the 87-room mansion between 1916 and 1920 as a summer home.

Gardens complement the grounds at the St. Ignatius
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Gardens complement the grounds at the St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House in Manhasset. Nicholas and Genevieve Brady built the 87 room mansion between 1916-20 as a summer home.

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One of the rooms at the St. Ignatius
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One of the rooms at the St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House in Manhasset.

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