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Graymoor Spiritual Life Center

Graymoor Spiritual Life Center

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.

Graymoor Spiritual Life Center Visitor Center
Spiritual Life Center, Graymoor
Garrison, New York

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 >>

 

Celebrate Easter at Graymoor, Garrison New York

CELEBRATE THE EASTER SEASON AT GRAYMOOR

Holy Week, beginning with Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion, is the most sacred week of the liturgical year. The Friars will be celebrating Holy Week with services beginning on March 29, Palm Sunday. 


PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD'S PASSION, March 29th 2015

Blessing of Palms, Procession and Eucharist ~ 11:00 AM
Our Lady of the Atonement Chapel (formerly Pilgrim Hall)

Taize Prayer around the Cross ~ 2:00 PM
St. Francis Chapel


SPY WEDNESDAY, April 1st 2015

Holy Week Retreat (Registration required)
The Graymoor Spiritual Life Center's annual Holy Week retreat begins the afternoon of Spy Wednesday, April 1st and ends after the 12:15 p.m. Easter Sunday Dinner, April 5th.
Register Online for the Holy Week Retreat >>

Communal Celebration of Reconciliation ~ 7:30 PM
Spy Wednesday, April 1st 2015
Seminar Room, 3rd floor


HOLY THURSDAY, April 2nd 2015

Mass of the Lord's Supper ~ 8:00 PM
Followed by Procession and Adoration Our Lady of the Atonement Chapel (formerly Pilgrim Hall)


GOOD FRIDAY, April 3rd 2015

Tenebrae: Office of Readings and Morning Prayer ~ 8:00 AM
St. Francis Chapel

Celebration of the Lord's Passion ~ 3:00 PM
Our Lady of the Atonement Chapel (formerly Pilgrim Hall)

Stations of the Cross ~ 8:00 PM
(outdoors, weather permitting)


HOLY SATURDAY, April 4th 2015

Tenebrae: Office of Readings and Morning Prayer ~ 8:00 AM
St. Francis Chapel

Great Vigil of Easter ~ 8:00 PM
Our Lady of the Atonement Chapel (formerly Pilgrim Hall)


EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 5th 2015

Sunrise Service ~ 6:33 AM
Founder's Tomb

Eucharist ~ 11:00 AM
Our Lady of the Atonement Chapel (formerly Pilgrim Hall)

 

Print the Holy Week and Easter Flyer >>


UPCOMING RETREATS:

One Day, Sun.,Mar. 15: 9:30AM–3:30PM
THE SPIRITUAL DIRECTIONS —
LENTEN MINI-RETREAT

$30 for the day, lunch included

In the Franciscan tradition, this outdoor Lenten retreat will explore: “What is the greatest commandment?” and “How should we pray?” A three mile walk on the Appalachian Trail will be included, allowing participants to enjoy the effects of the vernal equinox.
View Flyer >>

NEW THIS YEAR
Tue., Mar. 17 – Fri., Mar. 20
MID- WEEK SENIORS IN RECOVERY

This NEW midweek retreat is for those that have been in recovery for many years and are looking for something in their senior years that will add to their spiritual path of recovery. $175 per person

Fri., Mar. 27 – Sun., Mar. 29
MATT TALBOT MEN

A retreat that brings together alcoholic men in recovery to share in prayer and reflection to further open the spiritual path to recovery. The retreat is based upon the spirituality of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Wed. Apr. 1 – Sun. Apr. 5
HOLY WEEK RETREAT
$300 per person, single occupancy; $250 per person, double occupancy.

Time for prayer and reflection as the church celebrates "The Three Days" and Easter. Arrive anytime on Spy Wednesday (or later, as necessary); return home after dinner on Easter Sunday.

Fri., Apr. 10 – Sun., Apr. 12
PRAYER AND MEDITATION

This retreat will focus on the use of Centering Prayer but also allows you time to experience various styles of prayer and meditation. For those in recovery working on the 11th step, this retreat might be useful.

Tue., Apr. 14 – Fri., Apr. 17
MIDWEEK RETREAT FOR SENIORS
$175 per person, single or double occupancy

An opportunity to inaugurate Older Americans Month and reflect on one’s relationship with God and with other people. Arrive Tuesday at 3:00 PM and return home Friday after lunch.

 

2015 RETREAT INFORMATION AND HELPFUL LINKS:


Upcoming Graymoor Spiritual Life Center Events >>

View our 2015 Retreat Schedule including details regarding registration, rates and accommodations >>


Pre-Register For a Retreat Online >>


Print a PDF Copy of the 2015 Retreat Schedule >>


View a List of 2015 Recovery Retreats >>

For more information about the Graymoor Spiritual Life Center and its programs and availability, call (845) 424-3671 Ext. 2111, email GraymoorCenter@AtonementFriars.org.

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