Retreat in Rockland County

Retreat to the natural and spiritual elegance of Marydell Faith and Life Center. Located in a quiet, untouched landscape in Upper Nyack at the base of Hook Mountain and abutting Nyack Beach State Park, Marydell’s nearly 10 acre site has facilities for year-round events that connect guests and nature.

Ground Yourself

Marydell’s natural beauty touches all who visit. Marydell offers the space to connect with yourself and others through personal and group retreats, nature programming for adults and children, recreation, and special events like our Tree of Peace and Light Ceremony or Maple Sugar Day.

Experience Marydell

Learn about food production in our gardens, monarch butterfly migration, worm life cycles, or other nature programs through hands-on instruction. Attend a summer camp, hike the trails, swim in the pool, play basketball, or enjoy a campfire. Plan a meeting or celebrate a special life event. There is so much to do.

Connect with Marydell to begin a sojourn for your soul in the Hudson Valley.
We welcome all who seek a greener, spiritual, and more peaceful world.

Our Founders:
Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine

We believe in a reverence for all of life that flows from a holistic spirituality that honors the presence of God in all that exists. Moved by the spirit of the Incarnation, we commit ourselves to proclaim the Gospel through lives of prayer and service.

By our solidarity with and empowerment of the poor and marginalized, we seek to bring about a new order of peace and justice which recognizes the dignity of all persons. — Chapter 1998

Our Events


Get in touch with us

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4953 Vine Street
San Diego, CA 92465

Office hours

Workdays at
9:00am – 6:00pm

Call us

(815) 555-5555

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Get in Touch

Marydell Faith and Life Center will host its 16th annual Winter Program and Lighting of the Tree of Peace and Light on December 5, 2020 at 5:00pm. Register here.

Due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, the entire indoor program and outdoor tree lighting will be streamed online this year. The program recording will be available to stream from December 5 through the end of the month.

The tree lighting is of special significance this year. As in past years, candles and tree lights will be lit in remembrance of those we have lost and those whose needs we recognize. This year, our lights will also serve as a symbol of hope for health and peace for our local and global community. Remembrance lights for loved ones may be reserved in advance with a small donation made either online or by phone.

Virtual attendees are encouraged to register for this free event.  

You may make a safe and secure online donation to Marydell Faith & Life Center via PayPal or you may mail your check made payable to Marydell Faith & Life Center and send to:

Executive Director
Marydell Faith & Life Center
640 North Midland Avenue
Upper Nyack, NY 10960