Refreshing Summer Solitude

This silent, directed retreat invites participants to refresh their spirits and experience greater intimacy with God.  There will be opportunities for meeting with an experienced spiritual director, ample time for personal prayer, rest, relaxation, pool time, walks, meditation or sitting to take in the beautiful Hudson River views.  Daily liturgy will be available, helping to advance your spiritual journey.

Date & Time: Sun., June 21, at 5pm through Sat., June 27, 2020 at 11am

Presenter:  Nancy Erts, OP; Judy Schiavo; Maureen McMahon, RDC

Fee: $625 (all inclusive)



About the Presenters

Nancy Erts, OP is a Dominican sister of Hope and the Program Specialist at the Mariandale Center. she holds degrees in education and Theology and has completed additional work in psychology, holistic and Eco-spirituality. she has been involved in the ministry of adult spiritual development for over 35 years.

Judy Schiavo holds an MA in secondary Education/Spanish from Seton Hall University and an MS in Spirituality/ Spiritual Direction from Fordham University. After retiring from 43 years of teaching, Judy is now a full-time spiritual director and retreat director.

Maureen McMahon, RDC is a Sister of the Divine Compassion. Maureen’s background includes teaching, administration, and parish work. For over 40 years she has been an experienced spiritual director, retreat director and retreat presenter. Included in this ministry she has participated in training folks, religious and lay, to be spiritual directors. Presently she is enjoying views of the Hudson River from her residence in Croton on Hudson.


Coming Back to the Light: A Healing Circle for Women #MeToo

A gentle healing circle for women to help them bring past trauma out of the shadows and into the light.

This is a healing circle for women: a reflection and discussion session, developed to help women raise the memories of physical or sexual assault to the light.

Our goal is not to bury or burn those memories, but to raise them to the light to help, share support, and pave the way to healing.

Kacey Morabito Grean will lead a discussion and reflection session with women who have experienced physical or sexual assault. It will be geared toward helping women reclaim the lost parts of ourselves, and bring into the light the darkness seldom shared.

You do not have to share your story unless you wish to. Just come and let the light in, so that healing can begin through prayer, poetry, meditation, and music.

Day and Time: Sunday, February 17, 2018, from 1pm to 3pm

Fee: $10

Presenter: Kacey Morabito Grean

Disclaimer: This is a discussion and reflection group, only. It does not replace therapy, counseling, or medical treatment for those suffering recent trauma.


About the Presenter:

Kacey Morabito Grean is an advanced Reiki practitioner, inspirational speaker and host of the popular podcast “Shine On”. Reminding you that “You are a miraculous creature capable of great things” is at the heart of all she does.


Women Bearing Gifts Weekend

You are invited to a Women Bearing Gifts Weekend:   A women’s weekend experience of prayer, holistic modalities, relaxation and sharing. Come join other women like yourself and explore and explore how we can “act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with God”. Micah 6:8.

Give yourself a gift of a weekend. Explore unique opportunities to know and claim your individual giftedness. Be renewed in a peaceful environment on the banks of the Hudson River. Celebrate springtime with other women who desire to find new life and become their own unique gifts.

Fee includes six delicious meals, all retreat sessions and activities, use of handicap accessible facility, labyrinth, and walkways with views of the Hudson River on over 60 acres of property.

Limited financial assistance is available by contacting Sister Janet:

Time: Friday, June 2 at 5 pm to Sunday, June 4, 2017, at 1 pm
Fee:  $140 full weekend (private room) or $85 Full weekend as Commuter

Please note that registration and payment are due by May 1, 2017. 

You can view and print the registration form by clicking on the link below:

Women Bearing Gifts Registration

Sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Hope & Associates

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