Advent Retreat with the Rev. Martin Smith


Advent Retreat with the Rev. Martin Smith

Led By: Rev. Martin Smith
Suggested Donation: $400

Advent Retreat with the Rev. Martin Smith


December 12, 2025 - December 14, 2025    
5:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Guest House
1615 Broadway, West Park, New York, 12493

Friday, 12 December – Sunday, 14 December 2025

Time for a Mystical Christmas

Enjoying a radical alternative to the ‘Christmas’ of consumerist chaos, we will approach familiar Christmas stories as actual portals to profound insights about God and our place in God’s heart. Silence, several addresses, and ample time for meditation, will enable us to pray our way through these portals so we can access “the riches of assured understanding and have the knowledge of God’s mystery, that is Christ himself, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Colossians 2:2)

Father Martin L. Smith is well known throughout the Episcopal Church and beyond for his explorations of contemporary spirituality through workshops, retreats and preaching, and widely read books, including The Word is Very Near You, A Season for the Spirit, Reconciliation, Compass and Stars, Love Set Free, and recently, with the Rev. Julia Gatta, Go in Peace: the Art of Hearing Confessions. He has over thirty years of experience in training and supervising preachers and spiritual directors. Now retired, he makes Washington, DC his base for a roving ministry of spiritual formation and teaching.



To register, please contact our Guesthouse Office by phone (845-384-6660, ext. 3002) or email (