This year’s gathering will be dedicated simply to being together, as the two disciples were on the road to Emmaus. We will pray often, enjoy rest and recreation in a beautiful setting, nourish our bodies with fine meals, talk safely about what we have been through these past two years (“all these things that had happened”), and strengthen our spiritual bonds through the grace of physical presence and breaking bread together. While the retreat will offer learning opportunities through optional small affinity groups, we are purposefully choosing not to bring in a guest retreat leader for plenary sessions, in order to create a spaciousness which many, if not all, of us need.
The Mohonk Mountain House is a gem: a lovely 19th century building transformed into a thoroughly modern lakeside resort, with spectacular hiking trails and gardens, ample outdoor ways to play, and delicious dining. Click here to visit the Mountain House’s website.
The retreat will be a two-night stay beginning Monday afternoon, April 25, and continuing through lunch on Wednesday, April 27. Because Bishop Andy strongly wishes to encourage your participation in the entire program, registration is open, at least for now, only to overnight guests. To make this possible, the Bishop is, through his discretionary funds, significantly subsidizing, at 60%, the cost of your participation.
- Overnight Guest in a Single: $375 per person. This registration includes two overnight stays, all meals from dinner on Monday through lunch on Wednesday, and all gratuities.
- Overnight Guest in a Double (Shared Room): $290 per person. This registration includes two overnight stays, all meals from dinner on Monday through lunch on Wednesday, and all gratuities. Upon registration, you will be able to name a roommate. Please be sure that both roommates name each other! If both registrants do not request to be together, we cannot guarantee you will be. If you register for a double, yet do not name a roommate, one will be randomly paired with you.
These registration options include many activities at the Mountain House, such as lectures and guided hikes, golf with complimentary greens fees, kayaking, tennis, lawn games, and much more. Some services are not included, however, such as treatments at the award-winning spa. In early April, we will send the retreat schedule so that you can plan for special activities.
Registration for the Priests’ Retreat is now closed.
Questions? Contact the Rev. Canon K. Jeanne Person at the email address or phone number listed below.