Written by Chesterton House

December 9, 2020
“That is what our life in community is about. Each of us is like a little stone, but together we reveal the face of God to the world. Nobody can say: ‘I make God visible.’ But others who see us together can say: ‘They make God visible.’  Community is where humility and glory touch.”
– Henri Nouwen


We weren’t meant to be alone. In a season marked by so much loneliness and isolation, what would it look like to choose community?

We are an imperfect community of around 40 Cornell students who commit to live together and grow in our knowledge of God through our studies, relationships, stories, retreats, and mundane rhythms of life together.

Aren’t sure where you want to live next year? As you go through the application process you can ask questions and discern if Chesterton House’s living community is a place you’d want to call home.

Have a group of friends you know you want to live with but haven’t found the perfect place yet? Our beautifully furnished main houses overlook the lake. You could live together in the larger community!

We have begun accepting residents for next year and we have limited occupancy so be sure to apply now!

Email [email protected] to request an application!

Chesterton House Painting