At Holy Cross Monastery, West Park, NY
Advent is a time of waiting and preparation for the birth of Jesus. Spiritual preparation takes many forms. One traditional form is a retreat, a day to get away and focus on the coming miracle about to occur, a day to prepare ourselves to welcome Christ into our hearts and lives in a deeper way.
We are offering a retreat day at Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY on Wednesday, December 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Mother Deborah will be the facilitator. Cost is $12.00 for lunch, plus whatever good will offering you want to give for the monks’ hospitality. We will eat with the monks in the refectory. They have an amazing chef, and there is always a vegetarian option.
The house will not be in silence so each person can decide how much silence they want to keep. The grounds are available for walks down to the Hudson River. If you want to attend, please email me, Charlotte Trott, at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 14th. I need to let the guest house know by the 15th how many people to expect. Please also let me know if you need a ride, can provide a ride, or would like to carpool and we will try to organize that. We should leave Warwick between 7:30 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. to arrive in time for the 9:00 a.m. Eucharist.