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Friday, March 22, 2024

A Life Worth Living: Finding your Purpose for Young Adults

A Retreat with Dr. Miroslav Volf

Trinity Retreat Center

What does it mean for a life to go well, to be lived well, to feel right? What truly matters in our time here on Earth? To whom are we responsible, and what happens when we fail? We will explore such questions, drawing on the wisdom of the world's great religious and philosophical traditions (and you will get a taste of what happens in the popular Yale course of the same name). Come spend time with other young adults, explore how to craft a flourishing life, and enjoy free time for gathering, walking, hiking, and quiet reflection.

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What does it mean for a life to go well, to be lived well, to feel right? What truly matters in our time here on Earth? To whom are we responsible, and what happens when we fail? We will explore such questions, drawing on the wisdom of the world's great religious and philosophical traditions (and you will get a taste of what happens in the popular Yale course of the same name). Come spend time with other young adults, explore how to craft a flourishing life, and enjoy free time for gathering, walking, hiking, and quiet reflection.

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Thursday, March 28, 2024

Easter Retreat: Awakening to Deeper Life in Christ

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Over Easter weekend, Trinity Retreat Center observes the rhythm of the most sacred time on the Christian calendar. This retreat reflects on Holy Week, from a Maundy Thursday Agape Meal with a foot-washing ritual through a meditation on the meaning of Good Friday. On Holy Saturday, we will celebrate the Great Vigil, followed by a festive brunch on Easter Day. Come join in a participatory, immersive experience that celebrates the circle of life and Christian faith: from life to death to resurrection to new life!

Led by the Rev. Dr. Mark Francisco Bozzuti-Jones.

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Add to Calendar 2024-03-28 4:00 PM2024-03-31 2:00 PMAmerica/New_YorkEaster Retreat: Awakening to Deeper Life in Christ

Over Easter weekend, Trinity Retreat Center observes the rhythm of the most sacred time on the Christian calendar. This retreat reflects on Holy Week, from a Maundy Thursday Agape Meal with a foot-washing ritual through a meditation on the meaning of Good Friday. On Holy Saturday, we will celebrate the Great Vigil, followed by a festive brunch on Easter Day. Come join in a participatory, immersive experience that celebrates the circle of life and Christian faith: from life to death to resurrection to new life!

Led by the Rev. Dr. Mark Francisco Bozzuti-Jones.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Centering Prayer and the Enneagram Retreat

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Centering Prayer is a method for deepening our awareness of God’s presence in our lives. This retreat utilizes the Enneagram as a lens for our spiritual work and reflection, working in small and large groups to connect with God, self, and one another.

Note: While no experience with Centering Prayer is necessary, it is highly recommended that participants have attended the Your Spiritual Work with the Enneagram retreat or a workshop on the Enneagram personality types.

Led by the Rev. Michelle Meech.

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Centering Prayer is a method for deepening our awareness of God’s presence in our lives. This retreat utilizes the Enneagram as a lens for our spiritual work and reflection, working in small and large groups to connect with God, self, and one another.

Note: While no experience with Centering Prayer is necessary, it is highly recommended that participants have attended the Your Spiritual Work with the Enneagram retreat or a workshop on the Enneagram personality types.

Led by the Rev. Michelle Meech.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

The Mystical Experience of Everyday Living Retreat

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Mysticism is often viewed as the privileged experience of a few chosen, holy individuals. But German Jesuit Karl Rahner wrote about “everyday mysticism,” and Carmelite Sister Ruth Burrows described the mystical life simply as “God touching the depths of our being.” In examining the experiences of Thomas Merton and others, this retreat explores God’s unmistakable presence in our daily rhythms, prompting you to notice, identify, and appreciate mystical encounters in your everyday life. God is closer than we think.

Led by Sophfronia Scott.

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Mysticism is often viewed as the privileged experience of a few chosen, holy individuals. But German Jesuit Karl Rahner wrote about “everyday mysticism,” and Carmelite Sister Ruth Burrows described the mystical life simply as “God touching the depths of our being.” In examining the experiences of Thomas Merton and others, this retreat explores God’s unmistakable presence in our daily rhythms, prompting you to notice, identify, and appreciate mystical encounters in your everyday life. God is closer than we think.

Led by Sophfronia Scott.

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Laughter, Play, and Imagination as Spiritual Practice Retreat

Trinity Retreat Center

Join us for a play-filled retreat that reconnects you with your inner child, including plenty of laughter, the ancestral sound we all share. Learn to develop a sense of wonder and prioritize daily recreation, while naturally calming your nervous system, decreasing stress, and sparking imagination to face life’s challenges.

Led by the Rev. Tammy Theis-Satterlee, M.A.Ed

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Join us for a play-filled retreat that reconnects you with your inner child, including plenty of laughter, the ancestral sound we all share. Learn to develop a sense of wonder and prioritize daily recreation, while naturally calming your nervous system, decreasing stress, and sparking imagination to face life’s challenges.

Led by the Rev. Tammy Theis-Satterlee, M.A.Ed

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Friday, May 3, 2024

Bible Storytelling & the Anti-Hero: The Search for Identity in the Bible Retreat

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“Everybody in the Old Testament is an anti-hero,” asserts the Rev. Judy Fentress-Williams, PhD. Using the tools of narrative and biblical performance criticism, this retreat will consider ways in which certain biblical characters (with all their humanness, flaws, and gifts)—especially the ones in Genesis—function in biblical narrative, then and now. By engaging the literary artistry of the text, we aim to uncover theological meanings and implications for our lives of faith today. Bring your Bibles and your questions! Come for a time of engaging study, as well as opportunities for prayer, nature walks, and meditation on the scenic grounds of Trinity Retreat Center.

Led by the Rev. Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams.

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Add to Calendar 2024-05-03 4:00 PM2024-05-05 2:00 PMAmerica/New_YorkBible Storytelling & the Anti-Hero: The Search for Identity in the Bible Retreat

“Everybody in the Old Testament is an anti-hero,” asserts the Rev. Judy Fentress-Williams, PhD. Using the tools of narrative and biblical performance criticism, this retreat will consider ways in which certain biblical characters (with all their humanness, flaws, and gifts)—especially the ones in Genesis—function in biblical narrative, then and now. By engaging the literary artistry of the text, we aim to uncover theological meanings and implications for our lives of faith today. Bring your Bibles and your questions! Come for a time of engaging study, as well as opportunities for prayer, nature walks, and meditation on the scenic grounds of Trinity Retreat Center.

Led by the Rev. Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams.

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Friday, May 24, 2024

HeartSong: Building Communities of Practice Retreat

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Whether you belong to a small church with limited resources or a larger parish looking to help your community find its collective voice, HeartSong is the workshop that will enable you to deepen your community of practice. We will listen deeply to the spirit within and reclaim the joy of simple chants and global songs. There will be singing, drumming, movement, and group improvisation, all providing you with more tools to build community. Teams welcome!

Led by Ana Hernandez.

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Add to Calendar 2024-05-24 4:00 PM2024-05-26 2:00 PMAmerica/New_YorkHeartSong: Building Communities of Practice Retreat

Whether you belong to a small church with limited resources or a larger parish looking to help your community find its collective voice, HeartSong is the workshop that will enable you to deepen your community of practice. We will listen deeply to the spirit within and reclaim the joy of simple chants and global songs. There will be singing, drumming, movement, and group improvisation, all providing you with more tools to build community. Teams welcome!

Led by Ana Hernandez.

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Friday, May 31, 2024

Thomas Merton and the Transformative Power of Love Retreat

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"To say that I am made in the image of God is to say that love is the reason for my existence, for God is love. Love is my true identity. Selflessness is my true self. Love is my true character: Love is my name. " —Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton lived as a contemplative monk, studying, writing, and praying. He could be impatient, rambunctious, charming, deceptive, and could experience both pain and love. In other words, he was completely human. It was in the vulnerability of that messy humanity where he most felt the grace of God. How do we make that same connection and sense God’s love for us? How do earthly and spiritual love fit together? We will consider these questions through reading, journaling, and exploring images of ourselves in which we look and feel beloved, using Merton’s work as a lens of grace through which we access love for ourselves, for others, and the world.

Led by Sophfronia Scott.

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Add to Calendar 2024-05-31 4:00 PM2024-06-02 2:00 PMAmerica/New_YorkThomas Merton and the Transformative Power of Love Retreat

"To say that I am made in the image of God is to say that love is the reason for my existence, for God is love. Love is my true identity. Selflessness is my true self. Love is my true character: Love is my name. " —Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton lived as a contemplative monk, studying, writing, and praying. He could be impatient, rambunctious, charming, deceptive, and could experience both pain and love. In other words, he was completely human. It was in the vulnerability of that messy humanity where he most felt the grace of God. How do we make that same connection and sense God’s love for us? How do earthly and spiritual love fit together? We will consider these questions through reading, journaling, and exploring images of ourselves in which we look and feel beloved, using Merton’s work as a lens of grace through which we access love for ourselves, for others, and the world.

Led by Sophfronia Scott.

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Parables, Spirituals, and Our Own Stories Retreat

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Like all beloved stories, old and new, the parables of Jesus reveal deepening layers of complexity and wisdom. This retreat focuses on the parables in the Gospel according to Luke, and how they resonate with our own stories of resistance, faith, and hope. Bring your own sacred stories and consider them in light of God’s desire for our flourishing.

Led by the Rev. Dr. Mark Francisco Bozzuti-Jones.

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Add to Calendar 2024-05-31 4:00 PM2024-06-02 2:00 PMAmerica/New_YorkParables, Spirituals, and Our Own Stories Retreat

Like all beloved stories, old and new, the parables of Jesus reveal deepening layers of complexity and wisdom. This retreat focuses on the parables in the Gospel according to Luke, and how they resonate with our own stories of resistance, faith, and hope. Bring your own sacred stories and consider them in light of God’s desire for our flourishing.

Led by the Rev. Dr. Mark Francisco Bozzuti-Jones.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Rest, Reconnect, and Listen: Discernment for Deeper Living Silent Retreat

Trinity Retreat Center

This is a silent retreat and is ideal for clergy and lay professionals seeking to deepen their spiritual practice. 

Are you going through a major life change? Looking for a new path? Need time for quiet contemplation? Come spend time in silence — praying, reading, writing, and walking in nature. Using poetry, scripture, prayer, and journaling, participants will engage in intentional reflections on life and vocation. Space is limited to six individuals.

Led by the Rev. Dr. Mark Francisco Bozzuti-Jones.

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Add to Calendar 2024-06-11 4:00 PM2024-06-16 2:00 PMAmerica/New_YorkRest, Reconnect, and Listen: Discernment for Deeper Living Silent Retreat

This is a silent retreat and is ideal for clergy and lay professionals seeking to deepen their spiritual practice. 

Are you going through a major life change? Looking for a new path? Need time for quiet contemplation? Come spend time in silence — praying, reading, writing, and walking in nature. Using poetry, scripture, prayer, and journaling, participants will engage in intentional reflections on life and vocation. Space is limited to six individuals.

Led by the Rev. Dr. Mark Francisco Bozzuti-Jones.

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