Retreat Programs

Explore our retreat offerings. And remember! You can also visit us for a “self-guided” retreat any time. If you’d like more information, or to make a reservation please contact our Guesthouse Office. Don’t forget to leave us your name and contact details so we may get back to you. If you want regular reminders of soon coming retreat programs, click the “e-mail newsletter” button in the right-hand column.

 

River and Mountain Pilgrimage

Tuesday, May 26 – Friday, May 29

:: Led by Br. Peter Rostron

Registration limited to 8 people

Join Br. Peter for several hikes along the Hudson River and in the Catskill Mountains. We will approach these outings as pilgrimage, with discussion and prayer to frame each hike. Please bring appropriate clothing, footwear, and other gear (water bottles, sunglasses, daypack, etc.) for hikes ranging in length from 2 to 8 miles, rain or shine. Some hikes may include steep, rocky trails with elevation gains of up to 1800 feet. You are also invited to bring tools for personal expression, such as journals, sketchpads, or cameras.

Cost: $275, deposit: $80

The Women in the Gospel of John: Witnesses for Our Time

Friday, May 29 – Sunday, May 31

:: Led by Shane Phelan, CMA

John’s Gospel is centrally about witnessing to Jesus ­ to who he is and what he does. The stories are familiar ­ and that can be a problem. How can we see with fresh eyes and hear the Good News of God through these witnesses?

We will explore this question by spending time with six women in John’s Gospel ­ Mary the mother of Jesus, the Samaritan woman, the woman taken in adultery, Mary and Martha of Bethany, and Mary Magdalene, apostle to the apostles. Each of them speaks to a part of us that needs to meet Jesus, to challenge him, and to testify about him.

Through discussion, reflection, and prayer we will seek to unite the tools of the intellect with the eyes of faith. Come with your Bible and an open mind.

Shane Phelan is an Episcopal priest and co-­founder of the Companions of Mary the Apostle, a new community of women living on the grounds of Holy Cross Monastery.

Cost: $265, deposit: $80

Alexander Technique

Friday, June 19 – Sunday, June 21

:: Led by Dan Cayer

The Alexander Technique Retreat features three days of intensive yet relaxing study with Dan Cayer, a nationally certified Alexander Technique teacher working in the field of pain, injury, and stress. The Alexander Technique is a 100-year-old method aimed at improving the way the body is used. A few of the many benefits of the technique are learning how to reduce tension and stress, improving posture, and managing pain. Those who may benefit from the technique are people in pain, those with physical restrictions, those who want to improve their posture, performers, musicians, athletes, and those interested in the mind/body connection. The workshop will be full of hands-on work, dialogue, in-depth learning, and fun. All levels are welcome from beginners to those who have studied Alexander extensively.  Why not take time for yourself in a special time, in a special place – and find a healthy mind/body balance?

Dan Cayer received his teaching certification from The American Center for the Alexander Technique in New York City. After a serious injury left Dan unable to work or carry out household tasks like cleaning dishes, he began studying the Alexander Technique. His return to health, as well as his deep experience with the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of pain, inspired him to help others. Dan has shared his firsthand experience of how this process can bring relief to seemingly intractable physical or psychosomatic challenges in workshops across NYC, Las Vegas, and in the UK. He demonstrates with passion and playfulness how to apply the Alexander Technique in everyday life.

Fees are $375 for tuition, room and board. The fee for commuters is $270. For more information, please visit www.createabalance.org.To register or ask questions, please contact Julie Donato at 845-227-2706 or JulieMB@prodigy.net.

Summer Individually Directed Retreats

Tuesday, June 23 – Friday, June 26

:: Led by the Monastic Community

*short written assignment before the retreat begins

*limited registration

Spend some time with a director and a good deal of time with silence this summer. This is a retreat in which prayer and silence will be practiced as an invitation for deeper union with God and in which each participant will work with a spiritual director chosen by the monastic community.

Cost: $310, deposit: $80

Quest by Question

Friday, June 26 – Sunday, June 28

:: Led by Elizabeth Broyles, CMA and Mr. Paul Kimmerling

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Rainer Maria Rilke’s advice in Letters to a Young Poet points us to a powerful way to journey. We human beings have grappled with the great questions that arise as part of the spiritual quest for at least as long as we have had language. The scriptures grapple, too. What is my relationship with God? My sisters and brothers? Creation? Am I my brother’s keeper? asks Cain of God. Jesus queries the disciples: Who do you say that I am? Come and practice being patient with all that is unsolved. Listen soulfully with others on the Way as the nourishing and challenging questions teach us. Bring your curiosity and a journal.

Sr. Elizabeth delights in accompanying others as they seek to live their questions. A priest, spiritual director and retreat leader, she is co-­founder of the Companions of Mary the Apostle, a new community for women that is in residence on the grounds of Holy Cross Monastery.

Paul Kimmerling is a retreat and workshop leader, spiritual director, practitioner of contemplative photography, and a board member of the Companions of Mary the Apostle. Read more about Paul, and his work, at http://www.paulkimmerling.com/

Cost: $265, deposit: $80

Summer Contemplative Days

Tuesday, June 30 – Friday, July 3

Praying along-­side the Monastic Community

A completely silent time with the monks as we observe our Summer “Contemplative Days.”

During this period we are in complete silence, no programs or spiritual direction are offered and there is a reduced worship schedule (Matins, Eucharist and Vespers). This will be limited to 15 guests who would like to enter into deep silence with us.

Cost: $225, deposit: $80

Associates Retreat: The Yoke of Jesus

Friday, July 3 – Sunday, July 5

:: Led by Br. Randy Greve

We will explore the book The Yoke of Jesus: A School for the Soul in Solitude by Addison Hodges Hart, which applies some of the monastic tradition to contemporary spirituality in ways that will be beneficial to associates living a rule of life. Participants will be provided copies of the book and be asked to read selected chapters during the retreat.

Cost: $190, deposit $80

Writing Your Life

Friday, August 28 – Sunday, August 30

:: Led by Beverly Donofrio

Limited to 10 participants.

Discover the consciousness-expanding potential of memoir in a weekend-long writing workshop designed to take you deeper into your hearts, your souls and your pasts –to discover and depict the transformative movement of spirit in your lives. Instructor Beverly Donofrio creates a supportive environment in which to mine your own experiences, ask questions of it, and contemplate the mystery. You will create raw material then craft it using the narrative techniques of scene writing, reflection, and summary to bring your story to life. Telling your story can be profound and fun. All that is required is a strong desire and the courage to write the truth.

Beverly Donofrio has published three memoirs: her first, the New York Times bestseller, Riding in Cars with Boys, was made into a popular movie; her second, Looking for Mary was chosen as a Barnes and Noble Discover Book; and her latest, Astonished, is still collecting accolades. She has also published three children’s books. Her essays have appeared in many anthologies and periodicals, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Spirituality and Health, Oprah Magazine, Huffington Post and Slate. Her NPR documentaries can be heard through Sound Portraits. She has taught creative nonfiction workshops across the United States and is currently on the faculty of the low-residency MFA program at Wilkes University. Ms. Donofrio lives in Wood­stock, NY, where she is writing the libretto to a musical based on Astonished. You can read or access some of her essays at her website, beverlydonofrio.com.
Cost: $290, deposit: $80

Associates Retreat: Peace is Not a Feeling

Friday, September 4 – Sunday, September 6

:: Led by Br. Randy Greve

St. Benedict offers much wisdom for living in a world of upset. Our culture often tells us that peace is found in the cer­tainty of my opinion or in withdrawing from the world of con­flict into the isolation of my own inner experience. St. Benedict sees the folly in these options and chooses to receive the peace we long for in the Holy Spirit’s work of rousing and unsettling us from shallowness so that we can model and proclaim God’s “shalom.”

Cost: $190, deposit: $80

Wisdom Christianity: Christogenesis and Christophany

Friday, September 4 – Sunday, September 6

::Led by the Rev. Matthew Wright

Wisdom describes a lineage of spiritual knowledge and practice that is principally concerned with the alchemy of transformation. It is not about knowing more, but about knowing more deeply, and can be recognized by an alert, present-moment awareness and a compassionate intelligence. This retreat will center around three significant voices in the emergence of a renewed Wisdom Christianity today: Raimon Panikkar, Teilhard de Chardin, and The Gospel of Thomas.

We will pay particular attention to Panikkar’s concept of christophany (moving beyond our beliefs about Jesus to the mystical experience of Jesus), Teilhard de Chardin’s notion of christogenesis (seeing the deepening disclosure of Christ in evolution), and the importance of the 20th century recovery of The Gospel of Thomas for Christian Wisdom study and practice.

Join us for a weekend of teaching, chanting, and silent meditation, while participating in the rhythms of a Benedictine monastery. Commitment to a regular contemplative practice is a prerequisite for this retreat.

The Rev. Matthew Wright is an Episcopal priest, writer, and retreat leader working to renew the Christian Wisdom tradition within a wider interspiritual framework. He serves as priest-in-charge at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Woodstock, NY. Matthew and his wife, Yanick, live alongside the brothers of Holy Cross Monastery.

Cost: $265, deposit: $80

My Neighbor – A Gift of God: Relating to Those Who are Different from Us

Friday, September 11 – Sunday, September 13

::Led by Rev. Masud Ibn Syedullah

Since the attacks of 9/11, we have become a more insular society. We are increasingly challenged to interact with people who are different from us, and confront our views about “the other.”

How does Christian spirituality offer to us ways to be both faithful to God and appreciative of our neighbors? How might God want to use us to bear witness to his love and presence among those of other cultures in the midst of the current atmosphere of fear, suspicion, and revenge?

Within the context of commemorating the horrific events of fourteen years ago, this retreat offers The Four Assertions from Christian faith and practice as a resource to equip us for the on-going task of working towards peacemaking, understanding, and cooperation with those whom we perceive to be so radically different from ourselves.

The Rev. Masud Ibn Syedullah TSSF is an Episcopal priest of the Diocese of New York and is the Founder and Director of Roots & Branches: Programs for Spiritual Growth (www.rootsandbranchesprograms.org). Born into an interfaith family (his father a Muslim, and mother a Christian), his life and ministry is one of bridge building, seeking ways to encourage and foster peace making and reconciliation among people of different backgrounds. In 1991 he was a founding member of the Episcopal-Muslim Relations Committee of the Diocese of New York and continues to serve on that committee which works to promote mutual understanding, respect, and cooperation between Episcopal and Muslim communities. He is a professed member of the Third Order, Society of Saint Francis – a religious community within the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion inspired by the life and witness of St. Francis of Assisi.

Cost: $265, deposit: $80

Library Retreat

Tuesday, September 15 – Friday, September 18
Led by Br. Bernard Delcourt

Join enthusiastic volunteers for a labor of love – and balance work, prayer and recreation – as we continue the rewarding tasks of caring for and cataloging over 20,000 volumes.

Cost: $200, deposit: $80

Yoga in a Contemplative Setting

Tuesday, October 6 – Friday, October 9
Led by Heather Goodchild

Limited to 12 participants.

This retreat is an opportunity to learn and practice yoga in a contemplative, prayerful setting. Interweaving our yoga sessions with the daily services of the monastic community, we will enjoy classes to Gregorian chant and other early music. Additional time will be devoted to meditation, integrating traditional yogic breathing and themes from centering prayer. Our days will close with a restorative segment. Weather permitting, we’ll venture out for a walk along nearby trails.

This retreat is open to all levels, including those with little yoga experience, as well as active seniors. Modifications to poses will be provided for participants’ specific needs, and individual guidance will be available to further your yoga practice. Participants will take away a well-balanced yoga sequence to build their practice and maintain well-being.

Participants will need to bring a yoga mat, two yoga blocks, and a yoga strap. A blanket is strongly recommended for meditation and restorative segments.

Heather Goodchild teaches yoga at Grace Church, Brooklyn, New York, and is trained in the Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Vinyasa traditions. Her teaching experience spans all levels, with an emphasis on adapting yoga to individual needs. She has completed advanced teacher training in adaptive yoga, yoga for arthritis, and yoga for osteoporosis. She is also a violist in the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, and an avid hiker.

Ballroom Dance for Couples

Friday, October 9 – Friday, October 11

:: Led by Julie and Joe Donato

Have you always wanted to learn to dance? This is a joyful weekend for committed couples seeking to learn to dance or improve their dancing, to develop an activity to enjoy together, and through this activity, deepen their faith. Through the verbal and non-verbal interaction of partner dancing, and the roles of leading and following, we will learn how to improve communication, create trust, and find more joy in relationship. We will learn the basics of waltz, foxtrot, swing, rumba, cha cha and merengue in a relaxed, non-competitive and fun style. The weekend also includes time for reflection and quiet.

Joe and Julie Donato met at a swing dance. Joe was a long-time ballroom teacher in the Philadelphia area, and moved to the Hudson Valley when they were married in 2012. They opened their dance studio in Poughkeepsie and have enjoyed teaching couples and singles there and throughout the Hudson Valley. Both members of this dancing duo also have many years of leading retreats, worship groups and small group ministry. They are known as patient, encouraging teachers and have lead hundreds of people to enjoy the mental, physical and spiritual benefits of social dancing.

$295 per person/ $590 per couple which includes tuition, room and board. To register or ask questions, please contact Julie Donato at 845-227-2706 or Juliemb@prodigy.net.

River and Mountain Pilgrimage

Tuesday, October 13 – Friday, October 16

:: Led by Br. Peter Rostron
Limited to 8 participants.

Join Br. Peter for several hikes along the Hudson River and in the Catskill Mountains. We will approach these outings as pilgrimage, with discussion and prayer to frame each hike. Please bring appropriate clothing, footwear, and other gear (water bottles, sunglasses, daypack, etc.) for hikes ranging in length from 2 to 8 miles, rain or shine. Some hikes may include steep, rocky trails with elevation gains of up to 1800 feet. You are also invited to bring tools for personal expression, such as journals, sketchpads, or cameras.
Cost: $275, deposit: $80

Prayerful Stitches

Thursday, October 15 – Sunday, October 18

::Led by Br. Bernard Delcourt

Join us for the New York Sheep and Wool Festival and a prayerful focus on being mindful and intentional in our yarn work. Bring your own stitching material and technique of choice (knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, etc).

Cost: $370, deposit: $80

Fall Contemplative Days

Tuesday, October 20 – Friday, October 23

Limited to 15 participants.

Join the brothers in this time of complete silence, with no programs or spiritual direction offered and a reduced worship schedule.

Cost: $225, deposit: $80

Memorare

Tuesday, October 27 – Sunday, November 1

:: Led by Beverly Donofrio

Limited to 10 participants.

A five-day writing retreat for people already in the process of composing their memoirs. We will meet each day for three hours to discuss, review, and read our work to each other. Ex­ercises may be given, depending on the group’s needs. The rest of the time is your own to write, read, contemplate, walk, pray. The idea is to create a sense of expansiveness in which you may create material that teaches and surprises you.

Beverly Donofrio has published three memoirs: her first, the New York Times bestseller, Riding in Cars with Boys, was made into a popular movie; her second, Looking for Mary was chosen as a Barnes and Noble Discover Book; and her latest, Astonished, is still collecting accolades. She has also published three children’s books. Her essays have appeared in many anthologies and periodicals, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Spirituality and Health, Oprah Magazine, Huffington Post and Slate. Her NPR documentaries can be heard through Sound Portraits. She has taught creative nonfiction workshops across the United States and is currently on the faculty of the low-residency MFA program at Wilkes University. Ms. Donofrio lives in Wood­stock, NY, where she is writing the libretto to a musical based on Astonished. You can read or access some of her essays at her website, beverlydonofrio.com.
Cost: $595, deposit: $80

Library Retreat

Tuesday, November 3 – Friday, November 6

::Led by Br. Bernard Delcourt

Join enthusiastic volunteers for a labor of love – and balance work, prayer and recreation – as we continue the rewarding tasks of caring for and cataloging over 20,000 volumes.

Cost: $200, deposit: $80

Brush with God

Tuesday, November 10 – Friday, November 13

:: Led by Rev. Peter Pearson

For over twenty five years, Peter Pearson has been teaching others to paint icons using the classic techniques of Byzantine iconography. In each workshop there is a focus on the four fold way of iconographers: technique, history, theology, and prayer. Each student will complete their own icon from start to finish in a peaceful environment that fosters a deeper experience of praying in and through the brush strokes. This year, we’ll do a simple icon during out time together.
No previous experience or training in art is necessary and all materials will be furnished. All that is required is a willingness to let go and to try something new. Please join us for this exciting journey into Byzantine iconography!

Peter Pearson, OSB, has been painting icons since he was 12 years old and has taught hundreds of people to learn to paint them as well. The author of two books on icon painting, he is also the rector of The Church of the Good Shepherd in Scranton, PA and a vowed member of the New Benedictine Community, an ecumenical monastic community. Each of these aspects of his life nourishes his soul as well as the souls of those he serves.

Cost: $465, deposit: $80

Benedictine Experience

Tuesday, November 17 – Sunday, November 22

:: Co-sponsored by Holy Cross Monastery and the Friends of St. Benedict

The Benedictine Experience offers the opportunity to live the rhythm of Benedictine life and experience its distinctive balance of time spent in prayer, study, work, rest, and community. We will pray alongside the monks for the full round of the daily office and be in silence for most of our time. We will have daily conferences led by two of the Brothers, which will help us to cultivate the practice of “listening with the ear of the heart.” Each day we will also spend time engaged in practical or manual work and in private study or reflection. After Compline each evening, we will enter the Great Silence until after breakfast the next morning. This time spent fully living into the monastic rhythm of life will, we hope, inculcate Benedictine values of listening, humility, silence, and hospitality, and help us to find a way to reorder our everyday lives.

The Friends of St. Benedict is an ecumenical organization that seeks to make the ancient wisdom and practice of Benedictine spirituality accessible to modern people.  The Friends have been hosting Benedictine Experience retreats at Canterbury Cathedral and a few “thin places” in the US for more than thirty years.  To learn more about the work of Friends of St. Benedict, please visit www.benedictfriend.org.

Cost: $595, deposit: $80

Thanksgiving, the Monastery Way

Tuesday, November 24 – Friday, November 27

:: with the Monastic Community

Harvest Thanksgiving is a wonderful and ancient tradition that calls us into a thankful relationship with God and with all of God’s creation. As Americans, we join with our sisters and brothers without regard to faith tradition in giving thanks, and as Christians, it is vital to give thanks and praise to God at every opportunity. At the monastery, we blend Americana (yes, turkey, dressing and the works on Thanksgiving) with religious tradition. Join us for any or all of these days.

Cost: $250 for all three nights, deposit $80

Advent Silent Retreat w/Yoga and Meditation: Let It Be Dark that We May See Light

Friday, November 27 – Sunday, November 29

:: Led by Carolyn Bluemle

Limited to 13 participants.

Come, take refuge. Enter the healing power of monastic rhythm each day and integrate body and spirit. Align body and breath through yoga postures in prayer; sit in guided and silent meditation; chant the psalms with the monks; and sing Taizé chants in the beautiful chapel.

The Advent season calls us to leave the darkness of the ‘barbed-wire entanglements’ of our ‘own ideas’ and prepare to receive the gift of God’s light. The yoga and meditation on this retreat will be focused on untangling the knots of expectations, preconceptions, and habits long overused so that we may open ourselves to the miracle of God’s presence.

While all are welcome, some previous yoga experience is recommended but not required. All poses and sequences can be modified for any body. If you have some familiarity with some of the postures then entering into prayer comes more easily.

Please bring a symbol of your intention for the retreat to place on a prayer table in the practice room. Yoga props are provided.

Carolyn Bluemle has taught yoga since 1989 and is Iyengar certified. She has led numerous retreats at Holy Cross and workshops in the Sacred Circles program at the Washington National Cathedral.  She holds a Masters in ancient Greek philosophy from UC Berkeley and has enjoyed many years as a dancer. Through the healing practices of yoga, meditation, and Taizé chant she has renewed her Christian faith.  Her teaching, precise and enthusiastic, with humor and compassion, reflects her deep experience of yoga as prayer. www.cmagicisafoot.com.

Cost: $240, deposit: $80

Winter Contemplative Days

Tuesday, December 1 – Friday, December 4

Limited to 15 participants.

Join the brothers in this time of complete silence, with no programs or spiritual direction offered and a reduced worship schedule.

Cost: $225, deposit: $80

Holy Cross Advent Retreat – O Come, Let us Adore Him

Friday, December 4 – Sunday, December 6

:: Led by Rev. Martin Smith

We all have a latent gift for adoration and we will dedicate this retreat to the realization of this inner capacity for “loving with the brakes off,” as we contemplate Christ who “emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness” (Phil. 2:7). Looking frankly at the inhibitions that hold us back from letting go in adoration, we will open ourselves to the Spirit’s release of our freedom to love.

Fr. Martin L. Smith is well know throughout the Episcopal Church and beyond for his explorations of contemporary spirituality through workshops, retreats and preaching, and widely read books including, The Word is Very Near You, A Season for the Spirit, Reconciliation, Compass and Stars, Love Set Free and recently, with the Rev Julia Gatta, Go in Peace: the Art of Hearing Confessions. He has over thirty years of experience in training and supervising preachers and spiritual directors. Now retired, he makes Washington DC his base for a roving ministry of spiritual formation and teaching.

Cost: $290, deposit: $80

Advent Individually Directed Retreats

Tuesday, December 8 – Friday, December 11

:: Led by the Monastic Community & Friends

*short written assignment before the retreat begins
*limited registration

Spend some time with a director and a good deal of time with silence this Advent. This is a retreat in which prayer and silence will be practiced as an invitation for deeper union with God and in which each participant will work with a spiritual director chosen by the monastic community.

Cost: $310, deposit: $80

Advent Retreat

Friday, December 11 – Sunday, December 13

:: Led by Rev. Gwyneth Murphy

The title and topic for this retreat are yet to be determined. Check back for an updated listing.

The Rev. Gwyneth MacKenzie Murphy, Interim Pastor at St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church in Chappaqua, NY, is a retreat leader, spiritual director and sacred dancer.

Cost: $290, deposit: $80

Magnificat! An Advent Retreat

Friday, December 18 – Sunday, December 20

:: Led by Srs. Elizabeth Broyles and Shane Phelan, CMA

The fourth Sunday in Advent is a crucial hinge between Advent and Christmas, but it often gets lost in preparations for the Feast of the Incarnation. The story of Mary is at its heart. The scriptures place Mary front and center. Mary, a young woman whose life was cracked wide open by an angel’s message, opens her heart and mouth to praise God with her YES! in word and song. “Let it be with me according to your word” comes first, followed by her visit to Elizabeth and proclaiming the Magnificat, which has been sung for nearly 2000 years by Christians around the globe.

Come join us for this time of reflection, conversation and praise. Enter into the story as a way of further preparation for a fresh, full welcome of Jesus our Savior and our God. Give yourself an early Christmas gift!

Sisters Shane and Elizabeth are the founding Companions of Mary the Apostle, a Christian community that is both residential and dispersed. They are retreat leaders, spiritual directors and Episcopal priests. Shane and Elizabeth delight in offering this retreat as a means to deepening faith by encountering Mary, a woman of profound commitment to God. Her YES! to being the Mother of God is a gift to all followers of her Son. People of all genders are welcome to participate.

Cost: $290, deposit: $80

Christmas, the Monastery Way

Tuesday, December 22 – Friday, January 1 (closed Saturday, December 26)

:: with the Monastic Community

Christmas at the monastery is filled with solemnity and celebration as we observe the closing days of Advent and then the great feast of Christmas, followed by the beauty and joy of Christmas-tide. We gather together as the shepherds did, to offer praise to God and to pray for peace on earth and in our hearts. Join us as we observe the ancienty cycle of monastic prayer from Advent into the Christmas season. Please note that the Guest House closes at Vespers on Christmas Day and remains closed throughout Friday, December 26. The Guest House re-opens at 2:00 on Saturday, December 27 and remains open through January 1.

Cost: $80 per week night/$95 per weekend night, deposit: $80

Welcoming the New Year: A Twelve Step Retreat

Wednesday, December 30 – Friday, January 1

:: Led by Sr. Shane Phelan, CMA

Do you struggle with the holidays?  Or do you just need a tune-up?  Either way, the New Year is a great time to take stock of your spiritual program.  Come listen for the ways God is calling you to new life in the coming year.  We will have meeting time each day and time for silent reflection and journaling.  Our theme this year is “Adventures Before and After.”

This retreat is open to all people in 12-Step programs.  It is a space for confronting our addictions in all their manifestations.  Come with an open heart and a desire to see God in one another and ourselves.

Shane Phelan is an Episcopal priest and a member of the Companions of Mary the Apostle, an ecumenical community dedicated to Mary Magdalene. She has 30 years of recovery work, and has led numerous recovery groups and retreats.

Cost: $225, deposit: $80