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Graymoor Spiritual Life Center – 2016 Retreat Schedule

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Dear Friends;

Here at the Graymoor Spiritual Life Center we want all of our guests to feel “at home” on the Holy Mountain.  Through the coming year we will continue our wide range of retreat opportunities that will assist you in deepening your spiritual life.  We also want you to know that the Center is more than a space for things spiritual, it is also a space for meetings, staff development as well as for rest and relaxation.

We have again committed ourselves to sharing in the Friars of the Atonement’s desire to “do the extraordinary from the ordinary.” During this year we seek even more to become a place of mercy and love where everyone can come to rest, relax and rejuvenate. As Pope Francis has said”A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.”

I invite you to look over our many offerings and find a retreat or event that best meets your needs. Please consider sharing this information with others so that they too can experience the peace and serenity of the “Holy Mountain.”

 

Blessings and peace,

Fr. Tom Orians, SA
Director


THE GRAYMOOR SPIRITUAL LIFE CENTER is a ministry of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, a Roman Catholic religious community dedicated to the reconciliation, or at-one-ment, of people with themselves, each other, and God. The Center sponsors and hosts retreats, conferences, days of renewal and recollection, meetings, and other events.

The Center has 56 guest rooms that can accommodate up to 112 people; seated dining for as many as 300; and both meeting and chapel space for up to 650.

Unless otherwise noted, single occupancy for a weekend retreat is $225 per person; double occupancy is $150 per person with all meals included.  There are also vending machines for snacks but feel free to bring your own.  Towels, linens and one pillow per bed are provided (bathrobes are recommended for shower use). Bring your own alarm clock and any extra pillows you may want.

Early registration is recommended and appreciated as retreats are limited in number of participants.  The deadline for registration is one week before the retreat.
 A non-refundable $50 deposit per person is due at the time of reservation.
To  pre-register online please visit www.graymoorcenter.org

For weekend programs, rooms are available after 6:00 PM on Friday; please do not arrive early as rooms may not be adequately prepared at earlier times. Retreats end after Sunday dinner at 12:15 PM. Weekday retreats start at 3:00 PM and end after lunch on Friday at 12:00 PM

Graymoor is located off US Route 9 in Garrison, NY, five miles north of Peekskill, NY, and 13 miles south of I-84. Use 40 Franciscan Way, Garrison, NY 10524 for GPS assisted driving directions. 

By Train: Take Metro-North’s Hudson River Line from Grand Central (or 125th Street) to Peekskill.  Taxi service is available from Peekskill to Graymoor for approximately $15.

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

Fri. Jul. 8-Sun. Jul. 10
SPANISH-SPEAKING MATT TALBOT

This retreat is for Spanish-speaking alcoholic men with emphasis on the spirituality of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Fri. Jul. 22-Sun. Jul. 24
SPIRITUALITY OF THE 12 STEPS

Help for everyone to discover the spiritual part of themselves (especially participants in 12-step programs).

Fri. Aug. 5-Sun. Aug. 7
LEARN TO LISTEN

Come join this co-ed 12 Step retreat that will focus on the art of listening to others rather than just hearing. Flyer >>

Fri. Aug. 19-Sun. Aug. 21
WOMEN IN RECOVERY

This wonderful retreat for women in recovery will have an emphasis on enhancing their spirituality and sober way of life. It is intended to foster spiritual recovery as suggested by AA's 12 step recovery program

Fri. Sep. 2-Sun. Sep. 4
DO NOT FEAR TO HOPE

A weekend specially designed for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Fri. Sep. 9-Sun. Sep. 11
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. NOTE: Please let us know, in the additional comments field, if this will be the first Matt Talbot Men #9 retreat you have ever attended.

Fri. Sep. 30 -Sun. Oct. 2
DE MELLO RETREAT

A de Mello conference to rediscover your life and wake up to its joy! Become more aware of the joy that lives in the center of each moment of your life.
Flyer >>

Fri. Sep. 30 -Sun. Oct. 2
FRANCIS & CLARE: LIVING THE GOSPEL STORY

This retreat will explore the lives and the writing of the two most known influences of the Franciscan tradition, St. Francis and Clare. It will focus on living a simple life today as a model of becoming and being instruments of peace. Flyer >>

Fri. Sep. 30 – Sun. Oct. 2
AUTUMN RE-CREATION WEEKEND
$250.00 single occupancy, $200 per person, double occupancy

Spend an autumn weekend photographing outdoors and exploring your spiritual and creative side where nature serves as a source of inspiration and enlightenment. Especially beneficial for people in recovery. (space is limited). Flyer >>

Tue. Oct. 11 - Fri. Oct. 14
MIDWEEK RETREAT FOR SENIORS

This is a great opportunity to celebrate life, enjoy the fall colors, and reflect on one's relationship with God and others. Arrive Tuesday at 3:00 PM and return home on Friday after lunch. ($175.00 per person, single or double occupancy)

Fri. Oct. 14-Sun. Oct. 16
AUTUMN NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP & SPIRITUAL RETREAT

Spend an autumn weekend photographing outdoors and exploring your spiritual and creative side where nature serves as a source of inspiration and enlightenment. This retreat is especially beneficial for people that are in recovery. (You can opt to spend another day, departing Mon. Oct. 17, for an additional $95). Flyer >>

Fri. Oct. 21 - Sun. Oct. 23
HEALING THE CHILD WITHIN

Back by popular demand, this
retreat can help you discover and heal your Child Within. Flyer >>

Fri. Oct. 21-Sun. Oct. 23
S.O.A.R.
(Surviving Our Alcoholic Relationships)

A weekend focusing on the spirituality of the Al-Anon program and how it applies to those in a relationship with an alcoholic.

Fri. Nov. 11-Sun. Nov. 13
WOMEN IN RECOVERY

A retreat for women in recovery with emphasis on enhancing their spirituality and sober way of life. It is intended to foster spiritual recovery as suggested by AA's 12 step recovery program.

Tue. Nov. 15 - Fri. Nov. 18
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.

Fri., Nov. 18 – Sun., Nov. 20
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. NOTE: Please let us know, in the additional comments field, if this will be the first Matt Talbot Men #9 retreat you have ever attended.

One Day, Sun.,Dec. 4: 9:30AM–3:30PM
THE SPIRITUAL DIRECTIONS —
ADVENT MINI-RETREAT

$30 for the day, lunch included

This retreat will be similar to the Spiritual Directions Mini Lenten Retreat during February and will celebrate the Advent season in the Franciscan tradition. Flyer >>

Fri. Dec. 9 – Sun. Dec. 11
12 STEP WORKSHOP FOR MEMBERS OF AL-ANON

Step Study is an essential part of recovery for people in Al-Anon. During this weekend you will complete an intensive study of the 12 Steps in fellowship and a spiritual environment, sharing our experience, strength and hope. Bring a copy of "Paths To Recovery." Optional: "Reaching For Personal Freedom. Flyer >>

Fri. Dec. 23-Sun. Dec. 25
CHRISTMAS AT GRAYMOOR

A Franciscan celebration of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Sat. Dec. 24- Sun. Dec. 25
CHRISTMAS EVE MINI-RETREAT

Begins with First Vespers of Christmas followed by a blessing of the crèche and tree. Festivities will continue with a Christmas Eve dinner and concludes after the Mass at Midnight. ($95.00 per person includes overnight accommodation). Please arrive after 4:15 PM

Fri. Dec. 30-Sun. Jan. 1, 2017
NEW YEAR'S ON THE MOUNTAIN

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.

 
Sat. Dec. 31- Sun. Jan. 1, 2017
NEW YEAR'S EVE MINI-RETREAT

Begins with First Vespers, includes a festive New Year's Eve dinner and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and concludes with a candlelight procession at midnight and the First Mass of the New Year. ($95.00 per person includes overnight accommodation) Please arrive after 4:15 PM

 

 

DAYS OF GRACE

Year-round opportunities – usually weekdays, but occasionally weekends – to relax, reflect, read and pray on a space available basis. Phone Reservations Only. Please call (845) 424-2111. Fee is $95.00 per person, per day (includes three meals and overnight accommodation).

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