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Mercy Ecospirituality Center

Our mission is to inspire reverence for Earth and to live in harmony with all of creation.

Directed Retreat October 15-20, 2023 with Sister Aline Paris, RSM

Sister Aline is a trained spiritual counselor and skilled retreat director. Aline has offered retreats and days of reflection since Mercy Ecospirituality Center was known as Lumen Christi. This will be a silent, directed retreat that will follow Ignatian practice and prayer with nature in the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi.

The cost is $ 500.00 per person.

You may register by email at: [email protected] or calling 802-537-4531.

"Art at The Center" Day Camp

The Vermont Humanities Council, in conjunction with Orwell Free Library is sponsoring a nature art day camp at Mercy Ecospirituality Center for 5 consecutive Thursdays, beginning on June 29th.  

There is room for 20, so sign up soon!




Thursdays, June 29th-July 27th

56 Howard Hill Rd.,  Benson, VT

We're Featured in EarthBeat!

Marybeth Christie Redmond recently wrote a beautiful piece in celebration of living gently, the importance of honey bees and our wonderful Mercy Volunteer Corps volunteers.

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A space for healing, community and reflection

At Mercy Ecospirituality Center, we've come to know our connection to nature as a spiritual practice - one that invites us to contemplate and engage with the world in an intentional way. Dedicated to developing a more insightful and meaningful relationship with self and the world around us, our community focuses on connecting people with nature and healing the earth by weaving together practices like local outreach, gardening, beekeeping, farming and sustainability. 

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Life on the Farm

A sneak peek into our lives here in Vermont. 
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We also have many beautiful handmade and unique items for sale in the farm house,
so please feel free to take a look while visiting.


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