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Clergy Retreat with the Bishop 2019

Holy Cross Monastery
Tue, Mar 26 2019, 6:00pm to Thu, Mar 28 2019, 1:00pm
Holy Cross Monastery
1615 Route 9W
West Park , NY 12493

 

This year's Clergy Retreat with Bishop Hughes, will begin with dinner on Tuesday, March 26 at 6 PM and end with lunch on Thursday, March 28, 2019.

Retreat Leader Bio

Brother Robert Sevensky, OHC, is a monk of the Order of the Holy Cross. He served as elected Superior of the Order from 2008-2017, with oversight of the Order's four monasteries located in West Park, NY; Santa Barbara, CA; Toronto, Ontario; and Grahamstown, South Africa along with the Holy Cross School in Grahamstown.

A native of Scranton, PA, Br. Robert did undergraduate studies at the University of Scranton and the Catholic University of Louvain. He holds a doctorate in philosophy from Boston College. Prior to entering the Order of the Holy Cross in 1986, Br. Robert was Assistant Professor of Humanities (Religious Studies) for eight years at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.

Br. Robert has served in various capacities over the years and currently is Archivist of the Order, sacristan, bookstore manager and a member of both the local Council and the Order’s Council. He is on the Commission on Ministry of the Diocese of New York and offers spiritual direction monthly at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale.

Accommodations

There are a number of private bathrooms on each floor of the main building, shared by both men and women. Please also be aware that the monastery observes Greater Silence each night.

Special Needs

For those with food restrictions, vegetarians and those who eat gluten-free can be accommodated with the standard fare; those with specific allergies are encouraged to bring any supplemental food (refrigerator and microwave available) – there is no price discount in any case.

Registration & Cost

Register online. The cost is $85/night.

The deadline for your registration and our receipt of your check is Friday, January 18, 2019. The fee of $85 per person per night includes overnight accommodations and meals.

A limited number of scholarships are available – if interested, please contact Kay Lark at klark@dioceseofnewark.org or 973-430-9976 before submitting payment.

If you must cancel

If you find that you must cancel, please call Kay immediately (973-430-9976) as there may be a wait list; if no replacement is found, you will remain responsible for the full amount.

Schedule

Tuesday 3/26/19

  • Check-in begins at 2 PM
  • Vespers is sung at 5 PM
  • Dinner is served in the refectory promptly at 6 PM
  • Meditation/Reflection at 7 PM
  • Compline at 8 PM
  • Greater Silence is from 8:30 PM until 8:30 AM

Wednesday, 3/27/19

  • Matins are at 7 AM
  • Breakfast is at 7:45 AM
  • Holy Eucharist is at 9 AM
  • Meditation/Reflection at 10:30 AM
  • Diurnum is at noon
  • Lunch is at 12:30 PM
  • Meditation/Reflection at 3:30 PM
  • Dinner is served in the refectory promptly at 6 PM
  • Meditation/Reflection at 7 PM
  • Compline at 8 PM
  • Greater Silence is from 8:30 PM until 8:30 AM

Thursday, 3/28/19

  • Matins are at 7 AM
  • Breakfast is at 7:45 AM
  • Holy Eucharist is at 9 AM
  • Housekeeping needs access to rooms starting at 10am so please pack and gather your belongings so that Housekeeping might work around them
  • Meditation/Reflection at 10:30 AM
  • Diurnum is at noon
  • Lunch is at 12:30 PM
  • Rooms must be totally clear by 1 PM