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Holy Cross Monastery, West Park, NY

1615 Route 9, West Park, New York, United States

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1615 Route 9, West Park, New York, United States, 12493

Holy Cross Monastery is a wonderful place for groups to meet. Many are surprised to find that time spent at the Monastery is extremely productive. the disciplines of worship and silence, rather than being restrictive, bring an invigorating influence to group discussions. The winds of creativity seem to blow more freely in planning sessions. Bonding between couples, friends and group members happens more naturally as the qualitatively different environment at Holy Cross leads conversation to deeper and more profound planes than in other settings.

There are several meeting rooms for groups, and special arrangements can be made to accommodate particular needs. For an additional donation, one of the monks can facilitate your group sessions (contact the Guest House for more information).

Our Guest House is a much-loved retreat facility in the Episcopal church.  We estimate that about 5,000 people visit us each year. We invite you to join us. Options abound!

Day Visit

Arrive for worship as early as Matins (7:00 a.m.) and stay through Compline (8:30 p.m.) on any days but Tuesdays and Sundays. Spend your day relaxing and resting in our sacred setting, joining us for our main meal (Dinner) at 12:30. Whether you opt for silence and solitude or chatting with other guests and monks is up to you.

Individual Retreats

Stay one or more nights, creating your retreat to connect body and mind with spirit. Our property includes walking trails, an outdoor labyrinth, and seating for taking in the view. Inside our monastery, relax in our common room with comfy seats or our library or choose one of many nooks and crannies to shift from doing to being. Our daily cycle provides structured opportunities to connect with fellow seekers and monks.


Group Retreats

We offer a superb environment for planning, development, and processing sessions. We have several different types of meeting rooms and make every effort to accommodate a group’s particular needs. For an additional fee, one of our monks can facilitate your group sessions. Space permitting, we can also provide space for your day-long or half-day workshop.
Special Arrangements and Fee: Contact our Guest House Manager.

Extended Stays

We’ve renovated an area that’s perfect for artists, writers, scholars, and seekers who want to soak up the sacred for weeks at a time. Extended stay housing includes a kitchenette, small dining table, as well as a lounge area with couch and chairs in addition to a private room and a shared bathroom. When other guests are in-house, you’ll share meals with the community. You’re on your own for meals from Sunday afternoon through Tuesday afternoon. We also provide access to laundry facilities. Our Extended Stay housing is not wheelchair accessible.
Fee: $500 week, $1850/month.


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