Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
At the heart of our programming is the Prayer Vigil, a silent immersion retreat focused on the engagement of contemplative prayer. Contemplative prayer, or hesychia (silence, stillness), is a disciplined way of working with the body, the will, the emotions and the intellect. It brings peace, opens us to truth, and helps us to trustingly yield our lives to the transfiguring light of God, the spiritual source of your being.
Perfectly situated on the hemlock forested banks of the Little Delaware River in New York’s northwestern Catskill Mountains, our historic buildings and peaceful grounds provide the perfect setting for this most important work. Mons Nubifer Sanctus also serves as both a private and group Christian retreat center.
"How fortunate I am to have been a part of the Mons Nubifer Sanctus program on New Year’s Eve. Going into 2016 I feel cleansed and refreshed! I am praying for your continuing success."
"I am so very grateful for the time and effort you gave us. I so very much appreciated the space, the way you structured our time, with the periods of still prayer followed by the offices, work periods, meals, and rest."
"You have so much to offer and such a beautiful and holy space. You have been a big part of my faith journey which will continue until I draw my last breath."