The Center for Christian Spirituality invites the GTS Community to register for a Franciscan Retreat at Little Portion Friary

When: Sept 19-21; 5 PM Friday – 12:30 PM Sunday (monastery closes at 2 PM). Field Education students who need to be at their sites on Sunday morning are welcome to leave Saturday evening.

Where: Little Portion Friary  (

We will be staying in Wayside Cottage

The Friary is in Mount Sinai, NY on the north shore of Long Island.

Who: The CCS has set aside fifteen rooms (a few can sleep a couple), which will be offered to the first fifteen people to reserve and pay for the weekend retreat. Any member of the GTS student body, staff, or faculty, as well as spouses/partners, may attend the retreat.

What:  A chance at the beginning of the year for a cross-section of our larger community to get to know one another in a new setting and to enjoy the worship routine, meals, and silence of the monastery. The weekend will feature a balance of facilitated conversation and personal time, as well as a tour of the monastery by one of the Brothers.

How to Get There:  Long Island Railroad to Port Jefferson. Round trip off-peak fare is $25.50. Ride takes 2 hours.

Cost: $60 flat-rate for the retreat (normally $180)

Contact:   Send or give your check to Kim Robey in the Dean’s office

Space is limited—reserve your room as soon as possible beginning Friday, August 8! Registration deadline is September 5.