The Center for Christian Spirituality at GTS invites the GTS community to register for a Franciscan Retreat at Little Portion Friary (http://littleportionfriary.net/) from Sept 19-21 (5 PM Friday - 12:30 PM Sunday; the monastery closes at 2 PM, and students who need to be at Field Education sites on Sunday morning are welcome to leave early). The Friary is in Mount Sinai, NY on the north shore of Long Island, and we will be staying in Wayside Cottage. The CCS has set aside fifteen rooms (a few can sleep a couple), which will be offered to the first fifteen people to reserve and pay for the weekend retreat. Any member of the GTS student body, staff, or faculty, as well as spouses/partners, may attend the retreat. The retreat is a chance at the beginning of the year for a cross-section of our larger community to get to know one another in a new setting and to enjoy the worship routine, meals, and silence of the monastery. The weekend will feature a balance of facilitated conversation and personal time, as well as a tour of the monastery by one of the Brothers. Those attending the retreat may take the Long Island Railroad to Port Jefferson. Round trip off-peak fare is $25.50. The cost of the retreat has now been waved - the only cost is for transportation to and from the Friary. Space is limited—reserve your room as soon as possible! The registration deadline is now Tuesday, September 9.