Rooms Still Available and Fee Now Waived for Fall Retreat

Do you need some time outside of The Close? Do you want a weekend devoted to self-care and rest? Would you like time to focus on your personal spiritual and vocational discernment and to connect more deeply with God? Then come to the fall retreat!

The Center for Christian Spirituality is sponsoring a retreat for the GTS community at Little Portion Friary for the weekend of September 19-21, beginning at 5pm on Friday and concluding at 12:30pm on Sunday. All adult members of the GTS community--students, partners, faculty, and staff--as well as teens accompanied by parents, are invited to attend.

While there will be some opportunities for gathering as a community for discussion and prayer, much of the time will be available for personal prayer, reflection, and rest. For those who are interested, the brothers at the Friary can give a group tour of the monastery. The Friary also has a bakery and an outdoor labyrinth.

In order to make it more amenable for you to attend, the registration fee of $60 is now being waived. You will only need to cover the cost of your transportation to and from the Friary (which would be about $25 per person on the Long Island Railroad for a round-trip, off-peak ticket).

With this change in cost, the deadline to sign up for the retreat has been extended to Tuesday, September 9. Please contact Jodi Belcher at or ext. 271 on campus to sign up.

We hope to see you there!