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Triduum 2018 Christ’s Humility & Greatness The Challenge & Mystery of the Cross

2018/03/29 @ 5:30 pm - 2018/04/01 @ 11:45 am

$200.00 – $220.00

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The Challenge & Mystery of the Cross

Dates: March 30 (Good Friday)      March 31 (Holy Saturday)

Time: 10:30 am

Offering (Conferences) :  Free Will

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Good Friday confronts Christians with the challenge of the Cross: an instrument of brutality, torture and death, which Christ faced  and assumed for the salvation of the world. Sacred Scripture proclaims: “By His Wounds We Are Healed!” Christ’s crucifixion becomes  a mystery to be pondered and  prayed over. It was Jesus’ yoke which God the Father laid upon His shoulders: to atone for and take away the sins of the world. Yet Jesus says to His followers: “My Yoke Is Easy And My Burden Is Light”, thereby calling His Church to claim His yoke i.e., to walk in the Master’s footsteps by claiming, accepting and carrying the Cross of Christ–every day, come what may.

It’s a Mystery that entails humble submission to the Lord and the Way of the Lord, in all things and sometimes above all things. Holy Saturday, in this sense, enables Christians to appreciate our fundamental belief, The Paschal Mystery, which is God’s Promise of  Redemption/Salvation fulfilled through, with and in the Christ’s Way Of The Cross, always unfolding in history by the fidelity of His Disciples.

This Year’s Presenter: Father Maurice Avicolli, O. Praem. 

The Spirit of  These Sacred Days

Different people (including Norbertines) come to the Abbey for the Triduum with different expectations.  Our ideas of the Triduum as a time of retreat  differ.  Some of us will often be busy preparing liturgies and attending to the details of hospitality.  For some, this might be a time of  reunion and for others; there is a desire for more quiet.

We would appreciate your respecting the solemn nature of these days and refraining from loud conversation   especially in the bedroom areas where the walls are thin.  Greater attention to silence is important  before Morning Prayer and/or breakfast and after the  Office of Vigils on Thursday and Friday night. Weather permitting our grounds are good for quiet reflection.  A floor plan of the first floor and our grounds is available.

Spirituality Center Access

Many of you are already familiar with the Abbey. Some of you are here for the first time. Please note that our doors are generally locked with the exception of the front door to the Spirituality Center. If for some reason you are locked out, a phone is available in the entrance way and extension numbers are there for you to call to gain access into the building.

Triduum Overnight Guests

Arrival: This year, you have the option to  arrive before or after dinner on Holy Thursday evening. Your arrival time is important.  When you  register, please indicate if you will stay for dinner on Thursday evening and indicate the appropriate time of your arrival.

Meals: Share community meals in the Norbertine tradition of hospitality. It is important to be prompt for meals. Good Friday: lunch will be in silence. On Easter Sunday, no meals will be served with the exception of breakfast.

Communio/Tradition:  It is our tradition that our Triduum retreatants (if capable) help with setting the tables and cleaning up the dishes  after meals.  A signup sheet will be posted in the abbey dining room.  Your help is appreciated!

Retreatant Lounge: (third floor) offers a small kitchenette area.  Coffee and tea are provided.  A refrigerator and microwave are there for your use.

General information: Upon your arrival, you will receive a folder with important information during your stay, (i.e. area guides, floor plans for the building and grounds).  We ask that you take this folder home with you and refer to it while you are here.

Triduum Schedule

Holy  Thursday,  March 29

5:40 pm         Dinner (optional for overnight guests)    

7:30 pm         Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday,  March 30

8:00 am               Office of Vigils

8:30 am               Morning Prayer

10:30 am             Triduum Conference

12:00 Noon         Midday Prayer

3:00 pm               Solemn Service of the Lord’s Passion and Death

Holy Saturday,  March 31

8:00 am              Office of Vigils

8:30 am               Morning Prayer

10:30 am             Triduum Conference

12:00 Noon       Midday Prayer

4:30 pm               Vespers

8:00 pm               Solemn Easter Vigil &  Eucharist

Easter Sunday,  April 1

8:30 am               Morning Prayer

10:30 am             Eucharist

11:45 am             Check Out

4:30 pm               Easter Vespers

Overnight Retreat Offerings

 $220 per person

Arrive in time for Thursday night dinner until Easter Sunday morning.

$200 per person

Arrive after dinner on Thursday until Easter Sunday morning.

*Offering to Attend Conferences:

There is no fee to attend the conferences.

A free will offering is appreciated and registration is required.

For those who are attending the Conferences only, lunch is available at 12:15 pm for a fee of $10.00, please indicate when you register.


2018/03/29 @ 5:30 pm
2018/04/01 @ 11:45 am
$200.00 – $220.00
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