We read in the scriptures about people going to a quiet place to pray. In the Gospels, Jesus often goes to the wilderness, to a "deserted place," a "lonely place," or a garden. A Quiet Day is a simply a morning or day-long time dedicated to a particular topic, usually including prayer, spoken reflections by a leader, and some quiet time to be alone with one's thoughts, or simply slow down. A Retreat is usually a weekend or longer. Depending on the church schedule and the rhythm of life around the parish, Holy Trinity usually offers a Quiet Day during the Season of Lent (leading up to Easter) and/or a Quiet Day during the Season of Advent (the season of preparation before Christmas).
Advent Quiet Day: Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Led by Father Beddingfield at Holy Trinity.
Lenten Quiet Day: Saturday, February 17, 2018
Led by Father Beddingfield at The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th Street, New York, NY. All are welcome to attend.
In addition to joining Holy Trinity for one of our events, you may also wish to plan your own retreat or "spiritual getaway." A few locations nearby are listed below.
Holy Cross Monastery
An Episcopal Benedictine order of monks located on the Hudson River in West Park, NY. (Train to Poughkeepsie, taxi across the river to West Park.)
Community of St. John Baptist
An Episcopal order of nuns located in Mendham, NJ. (Train to Morristown, taxi to Mendham, or arrange for a sister to meet you at the train station.)
Loyola Jesuit Center
Roman Catholic Jesuit retreat center in Morristown, NJ. (with a swimming pool!)
Society of St. John the Evangelist
An Episcopal order of men in Cambridge, MS, on the Charles River, near the Kennedy School of Government.