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A Spirituality of Beauty

Saturday, October 10

| $50

Dostovesky wrote that  “Beauty will save the world” Beauty brings us to inner  place of the heart where we find the One who gives us life and  new hope.  This retreat day will lead us into new places with the Divine Artist who invites us  into  the beauty  of nature, art, and the  unexpected places in every day life. All we have to do is open our eyes, pay attention and we will discover a universe that is charged with the grandeur of God. Our day begins at 9:30am with Coffee, includes lunch, program and concludes by 3:30pm.

Presenter – Fr. Anthony Ciorra was ordained a priest in 1973. His experience has included parish life, teaching, administration, retreat work, preaching, and formation ministries. He has graduate degrees in psychology, history, and pastoral theology, and a certificate in Spiritual Direction. He has a Ph. D. in Theology from Fordham University. His publications include Everyday Mysticism, a book about spirituality in the marketplace and he co-authored Moral Formation in the Parish, a work about living Christian and moral values on the world. The spirituality written about in these works is reflected in his involvement in lay ministry formation and secular institute movements. He has produced audio and video presentations on Thomas Merton, the History of Christian Spirituality, the Spirituality of Vatican II, Gratitude, the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous for Everyone, the Seven Great Schools of Christian Spirituality and A Retreat with Pope Francis. He edited the book, Vatican II: A Universal Call to Holiness  on the occasion  of the fiftieth anniversary of the Council. His most recent publication is: Beauty: A Way to God  (Paulist Press, 2013).


Saturday, October 10
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Graymoor Spiritual Life Center
(845) 424-2111


40 Franciscan Way
Garrison, NY 10524 United States
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The above retreat costs $50.00 per person. The fee includes all content of our retreat, handouts, activities, and lunch. Plan to arrive on Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 9:20 a.m. for registration in the Welcome Center on the 1st floor. Payment in full at the time of registration is required. Keep in mind that the deadline for registration is one week before the retreat and your $50 payment at the time of registration is non-refundable or transferable should you cancel for any reason. The retreat runs from 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.