Retreats afford us the opportunity to learn something new, renew our relationship with God, and refresh our minds and souls. We offer several retreats throughout the year and hope you might join us at one or more.
Holy Cross prayer retreat
Thompson heads to Holy Cross Monastery twice a year, usually in May and November, for a four-day retreat. Come and join a group of friends from a number of churches for time away from the rush of daily life. This three-night, four-day, retreat affords the time to step away from the regular demands of our lives and to enjoy a place of rest and welcome. Located on a bluff on the western bank of the Hudson River in New York State, Holy Cross Monastery is a Benedictine place of prayer of the Episcopal Church. The monks graciously welcome all who come. The monastery is a lovely setting with comfortable private rooms and simple yet exquisite meals. We join the monks in their five offices of prayer throughout the day. In the evening, starting at 9:00 pm, we are invited to participate in the Greater Silence, a time for silence that continues until the Eucharist the next day.
The fall retreat will be held November 14-17, 2017 this year. The theme is "The Jesus Prayer: A Cry for Mercy, a Path of Renewal", based on the book of the same title by John Michael Talbot (books will be distributed the first day). See our brochure for more information.
In the winter, the men head to the Poconos Mountains for a weekend of fellowship, sharing, and good eating. After the sessions, there is plenty of time to enjoy the local activities. The men had a wonderful weekend of enrichment, fellowship, fun, and food! Plan on joining us next year!
Sandy cove 2017
We were refreshed at the fall 2017 Sandy Cove Women's Weekend Retreat!
Hope you can join us at the next one!