U.S. – Off the Beat & Path: ENDERS ISLAND, CT

Connecticut’s Enders Island is a small gem for nature lovers, historical buffs and anyone who wants to enjoy the simple life. There are few places in the world like Enders Island. Located off the coast of Connecticut, it is a lush oasis amongst a busy world. It’s not often that you get to spend anywhere from a few days to several weeks completely unplugged and focused on inner peace and reflection. If your heart has been stirred to explore this possibility, then this blog post is for you!

Located in Fisher’s Island Sound, at the base of the Mystic River, is Enders Island. The island was used as a transfer point and telegraph station during railroads operations, which were located between 1872 and 1948. Although you can easily access Enders Island, there isn’t much information online about it.

From the moment you set foot on Enders Island, you feel its presence — visually, spiritually. It is here where students of the sacred arts can transform their lives through an immersive, hands-on learning experience of fine arts, including Iconography and Illuminated Manuscripts. Connecticut’s Enders Island is home to a community of lakeside cottages, canoes and kayaks, blueberry patches, and scientists at Yale. It also hosts the Endicott College Center for Sacred Arts. Students are immersed in an environment of a variety of stained glass and mosaics projects while learning to sing Gregorian Chant and live in community as they study and learn from the masters of fine sacred art.

 

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