252 Wantage Avenue, Branchville, NJ

The Sanctuary of Mary, Our Lady of the Holy Spirit is a 

Non-Profit Corporation of the State of New Jersey. 


The original Board of Directors recently donated The Sanctuary and annex property to The Society of the Divine Vocations


The Vocationist Fathers accepted the donation with the desire of reopening The Sanctuary located at 252 Wantage Ave, Branchville, New Jersey, to the devotion of the faithful to carry on and fulfill the dream of the late Father Sylvester Livolsi.


This Sanctuary, located on a hill in Frankford Township, is a beautiful oasis of peace and serenity, an ideal place for prayer and meditation. 

  

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WE ARE REOPENING THE SANCTUARY OF MARY

We are pleased to announce that we will be resuming public Masses  starting Saturday, May 30th at 6 PM observing all  the guidelines of social distancing. And other directives in Bishop' Serritelli's letters shown on our website.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

The Sanctuary of Mary

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The Vocationist Fathers

Father Sylvester Livolsi, founder of The Sanctuary of Mary

Father Sylvester Livolsi, founder of The Sanctuary of Mary


Father Justin Maria Russolillo founded the first community of 

The Society of Divine Vocations, which became known as the Vocationist Fathers, in 1920.  


The Society of Divine Vocations received its first diocesan approval on May 26, 1927. It became a Congregation of Pontifical Right on May 24, 1947.


Father Justin established the Vocationist Fathers and their special charism to foster and promote vocations to the priesthood, religious life and holiness among all God's people.


Our amazing team of priests, brothers and volunteers are committed to helping others. We take our convictions and turn them into action. 



Please visit the 

CONTACT US page 

for MORE INFORMATION.

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Father Sylvester Livolsi, founder of The Sanctuary of Mary

Father Sylvester Livolsi, founder of The Sanctuary of Mary

Father Sylvester Livolsi, founder of The Sanctuary of Mary


Thursday, June 6, 1974, in the Paterson News:


Father Livolsi's words...


"I see myself only as a keeper of the land, and I will continue to leave everything to God who found this place for me and will direct what I am to do here."


"And I know that God will send the people here; just as He is sending them to help build this building, they will come to find peace when it is completed."


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 Learn MORE about Father Livolsi's dream for The Sanctuary of Mary, Our Lady of the Holy Spirit by visiting the ABOUT US page.


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Our Mission

Father Sylvester Livolsi, founder of The Sanctuary of Mary

Our Mission


The Vocationists, in addition to making The Sanctuary a Center of Marian Devotion, wish to make it a  Retreat Center for Priests, Sisters, Brothers, Parish Groups, Confirmation and First Communion Groups, and Christian Movements. 


After repairing and upgrading the existing buildings, we hope to build a Retreat House for those who want overnight, weekend or week long visits.


We plan to bring our religious community to the property. We will be available for Holy Masses, Confessions, Counseling, Bible Courses, Christian Formation, Retreats etc.


We humbly ask for your prayerful cooperation and your moral support. 


We ask those of you who have visited The Sanctuary over the years to please share your experiences.


We would appreciate it so much if you can provide us with written memories of your photos of gatherings etc. 


Anything you can send to us would enable us to write a more comprehensive history of The Sanctuary. 


We also need financial help, 

co-operators, voluntary assistance and most of all, devoted participation. 


We sincerely urge past friends and benefactors, as well as new ones, to give us a hand to make Fr. Livolsi’s dream a reality and bring it to fulfillment.


For donations and information please write: 


Vocationist Fathers 

 The Sanctuary of Mary 

252 Wantage Ave, 

Branchville, New Jersey 07826

973-875-7625


Email: info@sanctuaryofmary.org


Phone: 

Fr. Louis M. Caputo, S.D.V.  

973-722-7142

Current Events

Work continues at The Sanctuary of Mary to restore this beautiful land for prayer and pilgrimages.   

 The Vocationist Fathers are now building a Retreat Center Annex.  

PLEASE GO TO 'WE ARE BUILDING' PAGE

to see our building plans.

2019

Sanctuary of Mary

2019

Sanctuary of Mary

June 9, 2019 Pentecost Sunday

Convivence - Day Retreat

All day

Sanctuary of Mary, Our Lady of The Holy Spirit

June 9, 2019 Pentecost Sunday

Convivence - Day Retreat

On Pentecost Sunday~ June 9, 2019... members of the Neocatechumenal Way from five different communities across New Jesey and New York held t...

All day

Sanctuary of Mary, Our Lady of The Holy Spirit

Saturday, September 7, 2019

BREAKING GROUND CEREMONY

12 noon Mass

Sanctuary of Mary, Our Lady of The Holy Spirit

Saturday, September 7, 2019

BREAKING GROUND CEREMONY

           Reopening of the Sanctuary of Mary

                               HOLY MASS

 and ground breaking for the Retreat Center

            ...

12 noon Mass

Sanctuary of Mary, Our Lady of The Holy Spirit