Advent Silent Weekend Retreat
Nov 25 - 27, 2011
Friday supper -
Sunday afternoon feast
Holy Cross Monastery NY

$240 includes
program, room, gourmet meals, and deposit.
         $80 deposit
Isaiah gives full expression to the deep longing we feel when we are sensitive to the troubles of the world and our lives, He calls out: "O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence--"

Come, take refuge, and pray.  Enter the healing power of monastic rhythm each day. Integrate body and spirit in worship:
  • Aligning the body and breath through yoga postures
  • Praying the body through posture sequences to prayer songs
  • Sitting in guided and silent meditation
  • Chanting the psalms with the monks
  • Chanting Taizé chants in the beautiful chapel

These practices, by waking us up and bringing us into harmony with our own humanity and embodiment, can help us let God answer our longing with the shattering power of innocence and vulnerability in the incarnate Christ child.

Holy Cross Monastery, nestled on twenty-six magnificent acres on the banks of the Hudson River in the Catskills, is home to an open-hearted Episcopal Benedictine community. A beautiful place to enter a time of prayer, reflection, renewal, and recreation.  You are invited to join the monks in their services, or enjoy private time.

The delicious, nutritious food is prepared by Eduardo, an accomplished graduate of the Culinary Institute of America,

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 $240 includes:
program, room, gourmet meals and deposit.
  ($80 deposit)

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