WE INVITE YOU TO CELEBRATE WITH US.
As you make your plans for the Christmas season, we hope you will include a trip to the Holy Mountain at Graymoor. We invite you to celebrate, pray and shop at the home of the Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Atonement.
Christmas Around the World
More than 150 crèches from countries near and far are on display.
In celebration of Christ’s birth, Graymoor will exhibit an international collection of crèches in the Graymoor Spiritual Life Center until January 8, 2023. This free exhibit promises to delight all ages, and visiting each year is a wonderful family tradition.
This annual Christmas tradition started at Graymoor with a collection of crèches by the late Father Joseph P. Egan, SA. On display are stunning hand-made and mass-produced crèches from almost every continent and country. The crèches are constructed of materials as diverse as straw, wood, ceramic, stone, paper—even elk horn.
The display, in the Center’s fifth floor hallway and in the Library, is best viewed during daylight hours.
Special Christmas Novena Of Masses
We hope you will join us as we honor St. Anthony of Padua, the “Saint of Miracles” in a Special Christmas Novena of Masses beginning on Christmas Day.
Christmas Shopping at Graymoor
Coming to the Holy Mountain? Avoid the mall’s crowds and the impersonal experience of mass retailers. There are three stores at Graymoor that offer one-of-a-kind items and personalized shopping experiences. These are truly gifts that give twice: your purchases support the ministries of the Friars & Sisters of the Atonement.
THAT NOTHING BE LOST THRIFT SHOP
Browse the wonderful treasures at the That Nothing Be Lost Thrift Shop and support the Friars’ recovery ministry of St. Christopher’s Inn. Treasures include clothing, accessories, home furnishings and decorating items, toys, antiques, Christmas decorations, unique, gently used for gifts or your own enjoyment.
GRAYMOOR BOOK & GIFT CENTER
The Graymoor Book & Gift Center has reopened and offers books, cards, gifts, jewelry, devotional items and recovery medallions and support materials.
THE SISTER’S GIFT SHOP
The Sister’s Gift Shop has religious statues, greeting cards, hand knit baby sweaters and bonnet sets, bibles, chalices, Christening items, Christmas items, Irish items, music boxes and devotional items.
Holy Mountain Franciscan Retreat Center Christmas Events & Masses
Christmas Crèche Display
December 1 – January 8
Ecumenical Advent Evensong & Vespers Series
December 4, 11 & 18
For more information, contact Holy Mountain Franciscan Retreat Center at (845) 424-2111 or email HMFRC@atonementfriars.org