COVID-19 Updates

"As we strive to stay connected to our guests and neighbors in some way during this time of isolation, we want you all to know that we are praying for you." 

Sisters of the Presentation of Mary at MJSC

Please review the following documents below before your stay

The following completed forms are required for our records prior to your stay.
Keep Maine Healthy – Guest Compliance Certificate
MJSC Guest Entry Checklist

We have updated several center policies due to COVID-19 for the safety of our staff and guests. The details of this updated policy is available below.
Marie Joseph Guest Covid Response Policy


Center Updates

During these difficult times, we are offering virtual spiritual direction for all those seeking it.  If you are interested in making an appointment, you may do so by contacting Fran Burke at; be sure to include your name, the main concern of your appointment, times that you are available, and any other information you think may be helpful to find and schedule a spiritual director for you. 

For more information on our spiritual direction offerings, please visit this page

All center programs and events scheduled through June 1st have been cancelled or postponed. This page will be maintained with the most up-to-date information for all rescheduled programs and center offerings. 

The April 17 weekend for Watercolor and Mandalas with Mary Rich has been rescheduled for June 5-7

The April 22 retreat day Mother Theresa’s Lessons of Love and Holiness with Susan Conroy has been rescheduled to September 15th

The Sisters at Marie Joseph Spiritual Center continue to pray for you….. Sr. Alix. Sr. Diane

Catching Up

The sisters have been tirelessly praying for our community and the whole world throughout this crisis. We are pleased to report that thanks to the generosity of the sisters and our benefactors, we have continued to fully employ our entire staff. Our team has been busy renovating the center over the past few weeks with fresh paint and new carpeting. We’ve also been implementing new policies and additions to ensure health and safety of our guests. 

New Policies

We have been closely monitoring the guidelines from the CDC and the state of Maine as we implement new policies for your safety. To that end, we will be requiring all guests to wear masks while in public spaces during their stay. We have also installed a new entrance for our kitchen staff and sneeze guards in the dining room. We will also be limiting the number of guests in accordance with official public health guidelines. These policies are for the safety for our guests and staff, and are subject to change with reasonable notice given the ever-changing nature of these times. Any changes to these policies will be reflected on this page, but if you have any questions, we encourage you to contact our business office at (207) 284-5671. 

Looking Forward…

The center will be open to guests who are residents of Maine or who have self-quarantined for 14 days starting July 1st. We plan to open to the rest of the general public as well. These dates are our most current estimate as of June 1st.

Center Update

As our understanding of the pandemic shifts, we have decided to push back our reopening date to July 1st. We will continue to monitor the evolving situation to make the best decisions for the sisters, our staff, and our retreatants.

Online Opportunity from MJSC

On June 10th, Sr. Susan Conroy will be leading a one-hour Zoom discussion about Mother Teresa. This meeting will be held in addition to the day-long retreat on “Mother Teresa’s Lessons of Love and Holiness“, which has once again rescheduled for September 15th. To register for either of these events, please contact Sr. Kate in the business office at

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Contact  Us

Marie Joseph Spiritual Center
10 Evans Road
Biddeford, ME 04005
Tel: 207-284-5671