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The estate was developed between 1916 and 1920 in North Hills and was donated to the Society of Jesus in 1937. (June 10, 2011)

Retreat houses around Long Island

Many retreat houses allow anyone on the property to walk the grounds and lead silent retreats, meaning there is interaction with a spiritual adviser. But most of the day, including meals, are spent in silence. If you're ready to enter a world of no chatter, here are some places to check out.

Judy McEvoy from Bellrose takes the Restorative Yoga
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Judy McEvoy from Bellrose takes the Restorative Yoga class offered at Yoga at Inisfada held at St. Ignatius Retreat House in Manhassett. (Nov. 15, 2012)

Karyn Van Name teaches a Restorative Yoga class
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Karyn Van Name teaches a Restorative Yoga class offered at Yoga at Inisfada held at St. Ignatius Retreat House in Manhassett. (Nov. 15, 2012)

Karyn Van Name teaches a Restorative Yoga class
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Karyn Van Name teaches a Restorative Yoga class offered at Yoga at Inisfada held at St. Ignatius Retreat House in Manhassett. (Nov. 15, 2012)

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Judy McEvoy from Bellrose takes the Restorative Yoga
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Judy McEvoy from Bellrose takes the Restorative Yoga class offered at Yoga at Inisfada held at St. Ignatius Retreat House in Manhassett. (Nov. 15, 2012)

The St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House, at Inisfada
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The St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House, at Inisfada on Searingtown Road in Manhasset, was originally part of the Nicholas and Genevieve Brady estate. (June 10, 2011)

St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House in Manhasset. (June
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St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House in Manhasset. (June 10, 2011)

The estate was developed between 1916 and 1920
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The estate was developed between 1916 and 1920 in North Hills and was donated to the Society of Jesus in 1937. (June 10, 2011)

About 400 people toured the newly built Cenacle
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About 400 people toured the newly built Cenacle Retreat Center in Ronkonkoma during a two-day open house. (Oct. 2, 2011)

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Looking through the main living room into the
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Looking through the main living room into the front hall at the Cormaria Retreat House in Sag Harbor, NY. (Jan. 7, 2009)

A view from the back porch at the
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A view from the back porch at the Cormaria Retreat House in Sag Harbor, NY. (Jan. 7, 2009)

The Tiffany Dining Room overlooks Sag Harbor Bay
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The Tiffany Dining Room overlooks Sag Harbor Bay at the Cormaria Retreat House in Sag Harbor, NY. (Jan. 7, 2009)

A simple, comfortable room awaits a guest at
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A simple, comfortable room awaits a guest at the Cormaria Retreat House in Sag Harbor, NY. (Jan. 7, 2009)

A small sitting area for guests looks out
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A small sitting area for guests looks out onto Sag Harbor Bay at the Cormaria Retreat House in Sag Harbor. (Jan. 7, 2009)

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