Since I hadn't visited in a few years, during my recent vacation I decided to take the ten minute ride over and stroll the grounds. As you might imagine the setting is just magnificent and the views are breathtaking. Even a wayward Catholic like me is drawn to the symbolism and can appreciate the peaceful sanctity. The gardens are mostly annuals and not extensive but they add to the beauty and tranquility.
|Chapel of Our Lady of the Assumption|
St. Edmund's Retreat is just over an hour drive from Hartford and is worth a peek even if it's just to sit in quiet reflection and enjoy the view. If you're so inclined, Mass is said daily and on Sunday.