Day of Prayer & Pilgrimage in Honor of St. Anthony of Padua
Sunday, June 10
The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement have always turned to St. Anthony of Padua in times of need. Our founder, Servant of God Father Paul of Graymoor often called upon fellow Franciscan, St. Anthony and lovingly referred to him as our “big brother”.
Whether in times of great need or simply misplacing his quill pen, Fr. Paul would call upon St. Anthony for his intercession – and time and again St. Anthony would assist.
Fr. Paul always dreamed of a St. Anthony National Shrine at Graymoor. In 1960, the largest outdoor shrine to St. Anthony was dedicated. Over two stories high, the Shrine includes a large marble statue of St. Anthony holding the child Jesus. Each year thousands of pilgrims travel to Graymoor to pray to the friars’ “Big Brother” at the St. Anthony Shrine. They come to pray, to light a candle, to seek St. Anthony’s intercession and to say thank you for favors granted.
Come join us and the thousands of pilgrims on June 10th in a day of Prayer & Pilgrimage as we celebrate St. Anthony of Padua.
Renew Your Spirit
The Graymoor Spiritual Life Center is a ministry of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, dedicated to the reconciliation, or at-one- ment, of people with themselves, each other, and God. The Center sponsors and hosts many retreats, conferences, days of renewal and recollection, pilgrimages, meetings and other events. Opened in 1970, the Graymoor Spiritual Life Center has offered people of many different religious traditions and all walks of life an opportunity to slow down and encounter the Spirit in their lives.
We offer 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.
In addition to over two dozen weekend and weekday retreats for people in recovery, the Center is also the location for weekly holy hours and Centering Prayer experiences and regular AA, NA, Alanon, and Recovery, Inc., meetings.
We will happily schedule group retreats for your parish or organization and invite individuals to come to the Holy Mountain to restore connections to the deeper meaning of faith.
There are year-round opportunities on a space available basis, known as Days of Grace — usually weekdays, but occasionally on weekends — to relax, reflect, read, and pray. Days of Grace are $95 per person, per day (includes three meals and overnight accommodations) and an advance registration is required.
Enjoy the sweeping vistas of Graymoor, walk the labyrinth, pray and enjoy our Franciscan hospitality in the beautiful Hudson Valley of New York State.
The Center sponsors and hosts many retreats, conferences, days of renewal and recollection days, pilgrimages, meetings and other events. Opened in 1970, the Graymoor Spiritual Life Center has offered people of many different religious traditions and all walks of life an opportunity to slow down and encounter the Spirit in their lives. We will happily schedule group retreats for your parish, fellowship or organization and invite individuals to come to the Holy Mountain to restore connections to the deeper meaning of faith.
For additional information about the Graymoor Spiritual Life Center, and its programs and availability for your upcoming event, please call Debbie, the coordinator of the Center at (845) 424-2111, or email her at GSLC@AtonementFriars.org. The Spiritual Life Center’s office hours are Wednesday through Sunday 9am until 5pm. The office is closed on Mondays & Tuesdays.
Located on a mountaintop overlooking the Hudson River Valley, facilities include overnight accommodations, large dining room, a library, three chapels, as well as meeting/seminar facilities. All meals are included; there are vending machines for snacks however feel free to bring your own. The Center provides towels, linens and one pillow per bed. (Bathrobes are recommended for shower use.) Bring your own alarm clock and any extra pillows you may want.
Booking A Retreat
Pre-registration is required as retreats are limited in number of participants. The deadline for registration is one week before the retreat. A $75 deposit per person is due at the time of registration and is non-refundable or transferable should you cancel for ANY reason. We appreciate payment in full at the time of registration as it will make the registration process go faster on the day of your arrival, but we do not require it. We recommend that you pre-register online by visiting here.
Unless otherwise noted, single occupancy for a weekend retreat is $250 per person & $175 per person for a double occupancy room. Both fees include all content of our retreat, the two overnight stays and all meals starting with Saturday’s breakfast and ending with lunch on Sunday. Midweek retreats are $225 per person for both single & double occupancy rooms and include meals from Tuesday’s dinner through Friday’s lunch. The Center has vending machines with snacks and beverages but you are welcomed to bring your own and store it in our guest lounge refrigerators. Towels, linens and one pillow per bed are provided and bathrobes are recommended for shower use. Please bring your own alarm clock, any extra pillows and toiletries you may need.
For weekend programs, please arrive between 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM on Friday for registration in the Spiritual Life Office on the 5th floor. For midweek retreat registrations arrival is between 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM again in our 5th floor office. Please do not arrive early as rooms and staff may not be adequately prepared at earlier times. Weekend retreats end after Sunday lunch at 12:15 PM and weekday retreats end after 12:00 PM lunch on Friday. Balances if any, are due at the time of arrival and can be fulfilled by either cash, check or major credit cards.