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Online Retreats and Services

One-Time Online Retreats

The following retreats take place over five half-hour sessions on weekends at the following times, streamed on Facebook Live. All times are Eastern. Registration is not required.

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

Ana Hernandez leading a song

"Don’t Be Afraid: Lifting Our Voices to God" Online Retreat
With Ana Hernandez

February 4-6, 2022 | Streaming on the Trinity Retreat Center Facebook page

Join composer and song leader Ana Hernandez as we explore how to attend to the changing landscape of life as God’s beloved by using sound to train our inner landscapes and be more present to the lives we find ourselves living. Retreatants will learn simple songs, body prayers, and sound exercises to deepen their ability to listen, increase their capacity to hear their way through difficulties, and emerge more grounded in kindness and compassion.

Hernandez's work aims to bring each of us to that place of possibility that feels like flourishing, even through a pandemic. We'll practice being present to ourselves and the spirit by listening to what our bodies are telling us. Hernandez is a composer, song leader, and group facilitator working to strengthen community ties across cultural differences, with a focus on racial justice as deep inner work. Her activism is grounded in contemplative practice and presence. Hernandez collects, composes, and records chants and short tunes, and is a song leader for the NYS Poor People’s Campaign. She believes deeply that there is a leader in every chair and that God welcomes absolutely everybody. She’s the author of The Sacred Art of Chant: Preparing to Practice and is currently producing her ninth album.

Retreat leader William Campbell headshot

To Love as God Loves: An Online Retreat Weekend of Ignatian Prayer
With the Rev. William Campbell, S.J.

April 29-May 1, 2022 | Streaming on the Trinity Retreat Center Facebook page

Join us for an Easter weekend online retreat of guided prayer drawn from Ignatian spirituality: an adaptation of "The Spiritual Exercises" by St. Ignatius of Loyola. St. Ignatius divided the exercises into four weeks, and the retreat includes sessions informed by each week, as well as invitations to pray by remembering, examining, meditating, thinking, contemplating, and imagining. As St. Ignatius writes, “Just as strolling, walking and running are bodily exercises, so every way of preparing and disposing the soul...to seek the Divine Will... is called a spiritual exercise.” Retreat leader, the Rev. William Campbell, S.J. is a Catholic Jesuit priest who currently serves as the Director of Eastern Point Retreat House in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

    Recurring Online Services & Events

    Candlelight Compline

    Compline at Trinity Retreat Center

     

    Mondays-Fridays at 8pm EST | Streaming on the Trinity Retreat Center Facebook and Instagram pages Live-streamed from our stone chapel and other sacred spaces at the retreat center, our Candlelight Compline services offer a brief interval of respite and peace in the midst of whatever your life may hold. Compline is a brief, luminous service that marks the close of each day and welcomes the quiet of nighttime in praising the source of light and life. We invite you to join us in discovering how the ancient practice of daily prayer in community can deepen our sense of the sacredness of time and attune us to the heartbeat of the world. Our services are led by the Rev. Mark Bozzuti-Jones and other staff at the retreat center. We generally follow the service "An Order for Compline" in the Book of Common Prayer of The Episcopal Church. 

    Chapel bell

    Sacred Pause: Saturday Prayers at Trinity Retreat Center

    Saturdays at 12pm EST | Streaming on the Trinity Retreat Center Facebook page

    Join Trinity Retreat Center for a brief service of contemplation and reflection based on “An Order of Service for Noonday” in the Book of Common Prayer of The Episcopal Church. Led by the Rev. Mark Bozzuti-Jones and other retreat center staff, this service offers a holy pause amid the day's bustle, a chance to breathe, take stock, reflect together on the Gospel reading for Sunday, and offer up prayer for our own needs and those of all creation. 

    Dr. Kathy Bozzuti-Jones

    The River: Poetry and Practice with Dr. Kathy Bozzuti-Jones

    February 7–May 30, 2022

    Weekly on Mondays from 5:30–6pm ET | Streaming on the Trinity Retreat Center Facebook page

    Join Dr. Kathy Bozzuti-Jones, spiritual director and mentor in faith formation, each week as she leads mindfulness practice using guided meditation, reflects on a contemporary poem, shares how poetry can be used on your spiritual journey, and provides questions for ongoing reflection. These half-hour sessions will stream live and will also be available on Facebook for spiritual seekers to revisit at any time as part of regular prayer practice. All are welcome to participate in the chat.

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