Mater Dei Academy and Blessed Virgin Mary Church and Priory are co-located on a 44 acre campus in Warners, NY. The priests who operate the academy, the church, and the various missions of BVM live at the priory. Our future plans include the possible addition of a convent for religious sisters, a new church, boarding house, and cemetery. We rely on our Lord's providence and our kind benefactors to realize these goals.
Aesthetically, our Finger Lakes region is known as a premier outdoor destination with ample areas for hiking, biking, boating, and fishing.There are also a number of state parks with scenic beauty to behold including a number of waterfalls. Watkins Glen State Park has gorge trail complete with 19 waterfalls and Letchworth State Park is an area of unsurpassed beauty.
Winter transforms our area into a wonderland with ample opportunity for a myriad of winter sports and activities. Our area is also known for its wineries and world-renowned Rieslings.
Central New York is also the home of several museums are spread across the region, including the Erie Canal Musethe Glenn H. Curtiss Aviation Museum, displaying the history of Glenn Curtiss, who was awarded U.S. Pilots License #1 in 1911 and held the motorcycle speed record from 1907 through 1930.
For sports fans there is Syracuse University and the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame.