PeerLed Retreat Ministry Launches New #FindYourGrace Campaign to Highlight Seekers Retreat and ‘What Next?’ Retreat Offerings, Plus a Charis NYC Original, the BrandNew Still+Silent Retreat
NEW YORK -- Charis NYC, a ministry which presents Ignatian spirituality retreats by and for Catholic young adults of New York City, announces its 2015 season of peer-led weekends rooted in Ignatian spirituality. The ministry presents its classic offerings, the Seekers Retreat (January 2015) and the ‘What Next?’ Retreat (March 2015), and expands to include a third, brand-new retreat, the Still+Silent Retreat, which the Charis NYC team will develop and present in November 2015.
The three 2015 retreats comprise Charis NYC’s most ambitious season to date, highlighting a tremendous need for the ministry’s Ignatian retreats which connect young adults to Catholic community and bring them closer to God. To that end, Charis NYC launches #FindYourGrace, an integrated campaign inviting young adults to spend a weekend outside of the city with Charis NYC. Whether entering into a Charis NYC retreat for the first time, or again as retreat alumni, young adults can rely on Charis NYC to help them discover the community, time, support, strength -- and graces -- needed for lives as young Catholic-Christians in NYC.
SEEKERS RETREAT: Friday, Jan. 30 - Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
Are you wondering: What’s important in my life? What am I looking for? How can I let God in? You’re not the only one. Take time to reflect on your journey, your desires, and God’s hopes and dreams for you.
‘WHAT NEXT?’ RETREAT: Friday, Mar. 20 - Sunday, Mar. 22, 2015
Starting a new job? Not sure where your relationship is headed? Contemplating a change in your life? Our careers, living situations, relationships, and identities are always changing. Explore the transitions that define who we are, and consider how faith can carry you through them.
STILL+SILENT RETREAT: Friday, Nov. 6 - Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015
NEW - A Charis NYC Original. The experienced and knowledgeable Charis NYC team is developing this brand-new offering for 2015, a retreat that introduces Catholics in their 20s-30s to the rich tradition of the silent retreat and other, various forms of meditative prayer.
All Charis NYC retreats will take place at Mariandale Retreat Center in Ossining, NY, conveniently located thirty-five miles outside of New York City by MTA Metro-North. The venue’s 55 wooded acres on the Hudson River are the ideal surroundings for retreatants’ relaxation, graces, and inner life to flourish.
WHAT & WHEN: Charis NYC peer-led weekend retreats, rooted in Ignatian spirituality, for Catholics in their 20s-30s:
- SEEKERS RETREAT: Friday, Jan. 30 - Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
- ‘WHAT NEXT?’ RETREAT: Friday, Mar. 20 - Sunday, Mar. 22, 2015
- STILL+SILENT RETREAT: Friday, Nov. 6 - Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015
WHERE: Mariandale Retreat Center (Ossining, NY). Accessible via MTA Metro-North Trains from Manhattan.
WHO: Presented by Charis NYC, for Catholics in their 20s-30s.
COST: $250 / person (Seekers & 'What Next?'). TBD for Still+Silent.
- Payment or financial arrangements due at Registration.
- Financial aid available.
- Special discount available for Early Registration.
- Cancellation Policy: Cancellations accepted, for 50% refund of Registration Fee, up through the Friday two (2) weeks before any Charis NYC retreat. After that date, Registration Fee is non-refundable.
REGISTER: Registration for the Seekers Retreat, the first of 2015, will open December 2014.
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About Charis NYC
CHARIS NYC is a ministry which presents Ignatian spirituality retreats by and for Catholic young adults of New York City. Since its founding in 2011, it has emerged as a leader in connecting participants to a vibrant 20s-30s Catholic community and fostering a closer relationship with God, through the Seekers Retreat and What Next? Retreat, peer-led weekends rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. In 2015, the ministry introduces a third, brand-new retreat, the Still+Silent Retreat, to be developed and presented by the Charis NYC team. The ministry counts over 150 “alumni” from its retreats, with retreatants and ministers hailing from a diverse set of NYC parishes, groups, and organizations. Charis NYC is sponsored by The Jesuit Collaborative, which is a member of the Charis Ministries Retreat Partner Program. For more information: visit www.charis.nyc, like Charis NYC on Facebook, or follow @charisnyc on Twitter.
About The Jesuit Collaborative
THE JESUIT COLLABORATIVE, sponsor of Charis NYC, is a nonprofit organization that helps people grow closer to God through prayer and retreats in the tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). The Collaborative fosters collaboration between lay and religious men and women and offers a variety of innovative retreats and programs in diverse formats and settings to meet people where they are in their spiritual lives. Programs range from half-day to multi-day/week and are offered to teens, young adults, the Hispanic community, boards of directors, and other audiences. To learn more, visit www.jesuit-collaborative.org.
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