Since they opened their Spiritual Life Center at Graymoor in 1970, the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement have offered people of many different religious traditions and all walks of life an opportunity to slow down and encounter the Spirit in their lives.
The Graymoor Spiritual Life Center offers a year-round schedule of weekend, weekday, and evening retreats and programs designed for both groups and individuals, including married couples, seniors, young adults, clergy, and men and women in recovery. Others focus on specific topics that meet proven needs — e.g., spirituality of the twelve steps, what Christians can learn from the insights and practices of Buddhists, etc.
The Center also hosts meetings, conferences, and days of renewal for parish and church groups, high school and college students, and denominational and interreligious organizations. It provides chapel space, meeting rooms, dining facilities, and overnight accommodations.
The Center is also the location for weekly holy hours and Centering Prayer experiences and regular AA, NA, Alanon, and Recovery, Inc., meetings.
The Graymoor Spiritual Life Center is located at 1320 Route 9 in Garrison, NY, five miles north of Peekskill, NY, and 13 miles south of I-84. Take MetroNorth's Hudson River Line from Grand Central (or 125th Street) to Peekskill, taxi from Peekskill to Graymoor. Driving Directions >>
A Franciscan celebration of
the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Begins with First Vespers
of Christmas and procession to the outdoor crèche; continues with a festive Christmas Eve dinner and
concludes after the Mass at Midnight. ($60 per
An opportunity to give
thanks to God for blessings received during the past year and to ask for continued blessings in the New Year. Includes
optional interfaith prayer service for peace at the nearby Chuang Yen Buddhist Monastery.
Begins with First
Vespers, includes a festive New Year’s Eve dinner and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and concludes with
a torchlight procession at midnight and the First Mass of
the New Year. ($60 per person)
2014 RETREAT INFORMATION AND HELPFUL LINKS:
For more information about the Graymoor Spiritual Life Center and its programs and availability, call (845) 424-3671 Ext. 2111, email GraymoorCenter@AtonementFriars.org.