All participants in the Graymoor Spiritual Life Center’s New Year’s on the Mountain Retreat, along with all friends of the Graymoor Community, are invited on New Year’s Day to attend an interfaith New Year’s prayer service for world peace at the Chuang Yen Monastery in Kent, NY from 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon.
One hundred and twenty-one years ago, in 1898, Servant of God Fr. Paul Wattson, SA, and Mother Lurana White formed a spiritual covenant, the foundation of the Society of the Atonement - today the Franciscan Friars and Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement.
The September 2019 issue of Ecumenical Trends, a publication of the Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute focusing on ecumenical and interfaith consultations, conversations, dialogues and cooperation around the world, is the first half of a two-month commemoration of the 800th anniversary of St. Francis’ visit to Sultan Malik al-Kamil in Egypt, during the Fifth Crusade.
Dalton LaTessa, Dave Sebastian and Kevin Marston participated in the Friars’ collegiate internship program Franciscan for the Summer from mid-June to mid-August.
The following reflection is from Dalton LaTessa (far left) a participant in Franciscan for the Summer—a summer discernment internship which includes living with the Friars while studying in Rome about ”Ecumenical and Interreligious Movements from a Catholic Perspective.”
Another stage in the canonization process of Atonement Friars' Founder Servant of God Fr. Paul Wattson, SA, is now complete and he can be officially referred to as a Servant of God!
Fifty years ago this Saturday, man landed on the moon for the first time! But did you know that astronaut brought blessed Bread and Wine from his Presbyterian Church?