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800 Acres of Park and Lake

Natural Beauty... and Space

Serene lake with fish, and a sanctuary for birds and other wildlife – a wondrous place to be with your loved ones and at home with God. Click on the image for a larger view. Photo: Peter Bok

A place for Reflection and Recollection

Once you step onto our 800 acres of walking paths, gentle rolling hills and the Rosary Path - in its open and natural setting, and with Marylake in the background, you are instinctively compelled to reflect and recollect.

The lake sits just behind the shrine – a constant visual and psychological balm. Click on the image for a larger view. Photo: Jonald Arcasitas

A place for all Seasons

It does not matter when you are here. Each season has its unique appeal. Busier and with more activities in the warmer months, but more peaceful, accessible and rewarding in other ways in the winter.

Autumn can be an alluring time to visit. Click on the image for a larger view. Photo: Barry Wallace

A place for Learning and Confession

For the children in your parish community, Marylake provides a glorious setting for confirmation preparation activities and retreats, Catholic and Bible studies and days of recollection.

The statue of Mary at the front gate to Marylake. Click on the image for a larger view.

A place for Prayer and Pilgrimage

Marylake can provide you and your diocese with different opportunities for all types of gatherings, conferences, prayer groups and meetings. Your parish prayer activities could include the use of the Rosary Path, the Stations of the Cross and a range of pilgrimage activities.

Pilgrimage at Marylake - Our Lady of the Light.

Pilgrimage at Marylake - Our Lady of the Light.

A place for Recreation and Nature

Recreation activities can include picnics, concerts, skating on the pond, cross-country skiing, hiking and fishing.

Picnic tables and benches are available at various spots throughout our grounds. Click on the image for a larger view. Photo: Chris Lim

A place for Young or Old to Celebrate

Families in your community can pray together, play together, have meals together all year round at Marylake. For the children in your parish community, Marylake provides a glorious setting for confirmation preparation activities and retreats, Catholic studies or days of recollection.

Sir Henry Pellatt's barn is one of several historic buildings at Marylake. Click on the image for a larger view. Photo: Barry Wallace

A place of History and Heritage

Spread over the landscape are several historic buildings -  Sir Henry Pellatt's old barn, the Chapel of Grace, a retreat centre and a log cabin style gift shop.

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Marylake at dusk in the winter. Photo: Jonald Arcasitas

Marylake at dusk in the winter. Photo: Jonald Arcasitas

A place for Saints and Priests

Marylake can also provide your parishioners with a place of learning and scholarship, Catholic studies, marriage classes and confirmation preparation. In fact it’s often used as a place of sanctuary and reflection for parish priests – a place of spiritual retreat and confession.

John the Baptist, one of many statues at Marylake. Click on the image for a larger view. Photo: Barry Wallace

A place for Masses and Special Events

The Shrine, the Chapel on the hill, the Retreat House, our 800-acre grounds can all be used to host magnificent Masses and special events. The grounds can be used as a kind of Steubenville Youth Conference North, where youth can come together with their peers in celebration of their faith.

Marylake - a pious place for Mass or outdoor events. Photo: Peter Bok

Marylake - a pious place for Mass or outdoor events. Photo: Peter Bok