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Online Retreats

2021 Weekend Online Retreats

These retreats are free and registration is not required; retreats stream on the Trinity Retreat Center Facebook page.

These weekend retreats offer a time to pray, reflect, make space for grace, and listen to the voice of God. Each retreat’s guide will encourage us to open our hearts to God through prayer. We encourage you to tune in during the weekend and mark additional time throughout the week following each retreat for personal prayer, reflection, and journaling. These are opportunities for going deeper with your spiritual practices.

Look at the Birds of the Air

May 14, 8pm; May 15, 10am, 2pm, and 8pm; and May 16, 4pm on Facebook Live with Joseph Rose, an Episcopal seminarian, and Executive Director of Visitor Experience at Trinity Retreat Center

Birds play an inspiring role in God’s creation. A dove carrying a fig branch signaled the end of the Genesis flood. In Psalm 104, “they sing among the branches.” Jesus encourages us to “look at the birds of the air.” Spend a spring weekend with a symphony of bird songs in the Trinity Forest to reflect on our call to be faithful stewards of God’s creation, to reflect on scripture, and to meditate on St. Francis of Assisi’s “Sermon to the Birds.” Led by Joseph Rose, an Episcopal seminarian and Executive Director of Visitor Experience at Trinity Retreat Center, this free online Facebook Live retreat is open to all.

The Golden Age of Ireland: Illuminated Manuscripts

June 4-6, 2021, 10am-4pm on Zoom | $310 Materials Fee | Register

Join renowned sacred artist Susan vonMedicus to learn the history and prayerful practice of manuscript production in Ireland at the time of the Book of Kells from the 6th century to the 8th century. Through this online weekend retreat, artists will learn insular script calligraphy from the Books of the Golden Age of Ireland, along with decorative presentation of the Gospels and Psalms and techniques for illumination with paint where colors make the words come alive.

No experience is necessary to join this online workshop. Materials and tools will be mailed to you, and the cost is $310. Limited space is available and you can register here. A Zoom link will be sent to participants two weeks prior to the retreat.

Meditation and Yoga

June 11–13, 2021 with Jennifer Chinn, Trinity’s Senior Program Manager, Youth Programs

A Praying and Discerning Heart

July 2–4, 2021 with the Rev. Alfred Loua, Trinity Church Wall Street

LGBTQIA+: God’s Loving Embrace

August 6–8, 2021 with the Rev. Matt Welsch, Trinity Church Wall Street

Catch Your Breath

September 3–5, 2021 with the Rev. Kristin Miles, Trinity Church Wall Street

The retreats will take place over five half-hour sessions throughout the weekend at these times (EST):

  • Friday 8–8:30pm
  • Saturday 10–10:30am, 2–2:30pm, and 8–8:30pm
  • Sunday 4–4:30pm

2021 Online Core Value Retreats

Headshots of Diana Butler Bass and Kathy Bozzuti-Jones

Integrity Retreat: Gratitude in Word and Image

Friday, May 7 at 7:30pm; and Saturday, May 8 from 10am-3pm on Zoom with Diana Butler Bass and Kathy Bozzuti-Jones | Register for Free

Author Diana Butler Bass and spiritual director Kathy Bozzuti-Jones will lead a weekend of quiet reflection on integrity, one of Trinity Church Wall Street’s core values, through the lens of deepening gratitude. This online retreat incorporates contemplative prayer and imagery into our practice of thanks. The free retreat will be held by the Trinity Retreat Center in collaboration with Faith Formation & Education. All are welcome. Please register here.

Diana Butler Bass, PhD, is an award-winning author and internationally known public speaker and thought leader on issues of spirituality, religion, culture, and politics.

Kathy Bozzuti-Jones, PhD, is Associate Director of Faith Formation and Education at Trinity Church Wall Street, adjunct professor at General Theological Seminary, spiritual director and mindfulness meditation instructor.

Compassion Retreat

July 16-18, 2021 with the Rev. Sr. Promise, Trinity Church Wall Street

Free. Retreat will take place on Zoom; registration opens soon.

More details to come.

For additional Core Values retreats, browse in-person 2021 retreats.

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