Dominican Retreat
An oasis of tranquility serving
both the spiritual and secular communities
"“Peace is my gift to you.” John 14:27

Dominican Retreat, hidden on 12 acres of rolling lawn, nature trails, and shade trees in the heart of McLean, Virginia, has provided an oasis of peace, solitude, and renewal to thousands of people for over 40 years.

Dominican Retreat is open to anyone seeking spiritual renewal and prayer. The programs are available to individuals of all ages, faiths, and from all walks of life. Young and old, married and single, Catholics, as well as those of other religious faiths, all attend our programs.

Rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition, all weekend retreats and most day programs also offer the opportunity for celebration of the Eucharist and Reconciliation.

The Retreat House offers a variety of retreat programs designed to nurture the spiritual needs of women and men in today’s all too busy world. Through a retreat experience, you can gain a new perspective on God’s presence in your life.

We invite you to pause from your busy life, tour our web site, and consider attending one or more of the many programs being offered in 2013.

Upcoming Events/Retreats - Retreat Schedule for 2013

Dec. 31-Jan.1 New Year's Eve Overnight

January 2014

Jan 7-9 Midweek Retreat for Women of A.A. Sr. Cathy Cahill, OFS

Jan 10-12 Weekend Retreat for Women of A.A. Sr. Cathy Cahill, OFS

Jan 14 Open for Prayer – 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Jan 17-19 Weekend for Men (P. Allard) Fr. Richard DeLillio, OSFS

Jan 24-26 Weekend for Women (A. Roth) Fr. Michael Heine, OFM, Conv.

Jan 31- Feb 2 Weekend for Separated/Divorced, Women & Men Msgr. John Enzler

February 2014

Feb 4 Day – The Healing Sacraments TBA

Feb 12 Noche de Enamorados para Matrimonios TBA

Feb 13 Valentine’s Evening for Married Couples Fr. Raymond O’Brien

Feb 14-16 Weekend for Women (C. Kelly) TBA

Feb 18 Open for Prayer – 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Feb 21-23 Weekend for Women of Al-Anon Sr. Kay Kanick, RSM

Feb 28 – Mar 2

Pray Always – Even When Knitting and Crocheting! Sr. Valerie Shaul, OP


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Mailing Address

Dominican Retreat
7103 Old Dominion Drive
McLean, VA 22101-2799

Dominican Retreat

A Ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine de' Ricci

Telephone: (703) 356-4243