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Marian Friary of Our Lady, Spouse of the Holy Spirit (NY)

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Brief History of the Marian Friary

Mt. St. Francis Hermitage was established in 1973 by Fr. Stephen Valenta, a Conventual Franciscan. With the help of lay volunteers, he erected a retreat center, a small chapel and 13 cottages/hermitages, situated on 150 acres of wooded hills in the rural Southern Tier of New York. In January, 1998, the Hermitage was entrusted to the care of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, who transformed the former retreat center into a friary, dedicated to "Our Lady, Spouse of the Holy Spirit." Since then, the friary has been a formation house for postulants (young men in their first year of training to become friars), and the retreat cabins are still available for those who wish to make a solitary retreat. A new friary with 18 cells was constructed and officially blessed on August 14, 2006, Feast of St. Maximilian M. Kolbe. The friary is also the home of Holy Virgin Mary Radio (WHVM - 91.9 FM Owego), which went on the air on June 12, 2010, Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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How to Visit the Marian Friary of Our Lady Spouse of the Holy Spirit:

Driving Directions ONLY:
120 Edson Rd.
Endicott, NY 13760

Mailing & Shipping Address
Mt. St. Francis Hermitage
120 Edson Rd / P.O. Box 236
Maine, NY 13802
Tel# (607) 754-0001


Directions to the Friary:

By Bus: Greyhound to Binghamton.

By Air: US Air, United, Northwest, to Ed. Link (Broome Co.) Airport.
Transportation at certain times can be provided to the Mount from either the Bus station in Binghamton or the Broome County Airport. Arrangements must be made in advance with the Friars.

Traveling by Car:

From BINGHAMTON: West on Rt. 17, exit 67, Rt. 26 north to Union Center, right onto Nanticoke Dr., immediate left onto Edson Rd., one mile to the entrance on the right. (120 Edson Road) west on Rt. 17, exit 67, Rt. 26 north to Union Center, right onto Nanticoke Dr., immediate left onto Edson Rd., one mile to the entrance on the right. (120 Edson Road)


From ENDICOTT: north on Taft Ave. right on Nanticoke Dr., right to Edson Rd., as above.

From SYRACUSE: Interstate 81, south, exit, Whitney Point, Rt. 26 south to Union Center left onto Nanticoke Dr., left onto Edson Rd., as above.

From NEW YORK CITY: Interstate 87, north, to exit 16, then Rt. 17, west, to Binghamton, as above.

From ALBANY: Interstate 90, east, to exit 25A, then Interstate 88, west, to Interstate 81 south, then to Rt. 17, west, in Binghamton, as above.

Services and Sacraments

Holy Mass Schedule

Sunday: 9:00am
Mon. & Fri: 7:00pm (evening)*
Wed: 12:00 Noon*
Tues., Thurs & Sat.: 7:00am (morning)

Devotions at the Mount

Holy hour every day at 4.15 PM, with the Divine Office (Vespers) and the Holy Rosary. The Eucharistic Benediction at 5.50pm

Thursday: Extended Adoration from 4:15pm to 9:00pm EST.

First Fridays: Extended Adoration from 9:00am to 6:00pm EST.

On Tuesdays, frequently there will be no public Holy Hour.


Friday: 6.00 - 7.00 PM EST
Sunday: 8.15 - 8.50 AM EST
Or by appointment

MIM and Tertiary Cenacle:

Every second Saturday of the month from 10am-5pm. All are welcome.

Vocation Video

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Vocation Inquiry

If you are interested to know more about our religious life, please contact us to meet with us or to come visit our community.

Fr. Jacinto M. Chapin, FI
Vocation Director
Marian Friary “Immaculate Mediatrix of All Graces”
P.O. Box 1237
La Crosse, WI 54602
Phone: (608)796-1300: Send message via email.

Our Mission is the official site of the Franciscans of the Immaculate in the United States. Our site has its internet presence since 1995 with its work of evangelization and source of information.

Our site's mission is to bring knowledge and love of the Immaculate to the world through mass media according to the example of St. Maximilian M. Kolbe. This site is maintained through the effort of the friars with the help of some lay volunteers consecrated to the Immaculate.

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Ave Maria! This is Fr. Martin Mary, your webmaster! If you have any question, comments or suggestions about our site, please feel free to write us. If your inquiry is service specific (e.g. bookstore or magazine subscription) please refer to contact information on their respective pages. We hope you enjoy your visit to our site and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. To leave a message via email:
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