Dominican Retreat
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Retreats 2014

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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.

Providing a peaceful and restful atmosphere, Dominican Retreat is open to anyone seeking spiritual renewal and prayer. One can sit quietly in the chapel, stroll through the woods, or enjoy conversation on the patio in summer or around the fireplace in winter.

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. The programs are available to individuals of all ages, faiths, and walks of life. Rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition, all weekend retreats and most day programs also offer the opportunity for celebration of the Eucharist and Reconciliation.

Through a retreat experience, you can gain a new perspective on God’s presence in your life. We invite you to consider attending one or more of the many programs being offered in 2013.

2013-14 Retreats & Programs

2013 Theme: “In quiet and in trust your strength lies.” Isaiah 30:15

The “Weekends for Women,”” Weekends for Men” and “Days of Reflection” will focus on the House Theme.


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

March 2014

Mar 5 Miercoles de Ceniza (para mujares) TBA

Mar 7-9 Weekend for Women (J. McCracken) Fr. Robert Cook, OFM, Conv.

Mar 11 Lenten Day of Reflection for Women & Men TBA

Mar 12 Day for Women of St. Mary of Sorrows (A. Otal) Fr. Michael Hann, CICM

Mar 14-16 Silent Weekend Retreat for Women (M. Green) Fr. Michael Heine, OFM, Conv.

Mar 19 Open for Prayer – 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Mar 21-23 Weekend for Women (C. Cable) TBA

Mar 25 Lenten Day of Reflection for Women (McCulla/Szydlowksi) TBA

Mar 28-30 Weekend for Women (T. Yannarell) TBA

April 2014

Apr 4-6 Weekend for Women (A. Streb) TBA

Apr 8 Lenten Day of Reflection for Women and Men

(E. McMahon)


Apr 9 Open for Prayer – 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Apr 11-13 Palm Sunday Weekend for Women (C. Bergin/J.Ishee) TBA

Apr 23 Day – Divine Mercy TBA

Apr 25-27 Weekend for Spanish-Speaking Women (M. Siervo) Padre Mario Vizcaino, Sch.P.

May 2014

May 6 Day of Reflection for Women/Men

Rev. Scott Hahn

May 6 Evening: Sisterhood of Saints

Presentation and book signing by Melanie Rigney

May 10 – Day for Mothers & Daughters with Ann Marie Mack

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

May 16-18 (L. Hill) TBA

May 23-25 Weekend for the Seriously Ill

May 28 Evening for Separated & Divorced Women/Men Sr. Agnes B. Gott, OP

May 30 Day – Centering Prayer Fr. Bill Sheehan, OMI

May 30- June 1 Centering Prayer Weekend for W/M (M. Litton) Fr. Bill Sheehan, OMI

June 2014

June 4 Mother Teresa Presented by Ron Clarke

June 6-8 – Weekend for Women

Fr. Michael Heine, OFM, Conv

June 11 Open for Prayer – 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

June 17 A Feast for the Soul: An Experience of Icons With Laura Clericir – 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

June 13-15 Weekend for Women of A.A. (B. Burns) Maureen Schneider

June 20-26 Preached Retreat for Religious Sisters TBA

July 2014

July 8-14 Extended Retreat –Private or Directed for W/M Fr. Bill Wyndaele, CICM/Sr. Mary Ellen Brady, OP

July 18-20 Women of Al Anon: the director is Mildred Frank

August 2014

Aug 29-31 Weekend for Senior Women (J. Kick/P. Connaughton) Deacon Emil Myskowski

September 2014

Sept 5-7

Charismatic Retreat for Men & Women (T. Riggins/P. Attiliis) Director: Deacon Marques Silva

Sept 12-14 Weekend for Spanish Speaking Women (Y. Caraballo) TBA

Sept 24

Day of Reflection for Ministers of Holy Communion TBA

Sept 26-28 Weekend Retreat – Celtic Spirituality Sr. June Fitzgerald, OP/Fr. Gerry Creedon

October 2014

Oct Day of Reflection for Women & Men TBA

Oct 1 Day: The Beatitudes, directed by Sr. Janie Keenoy, OP

Oct 10-12 Weekend for Men of A.A. Directed by Jim G

Oct 17-19 Weekend for Men (J. Smith/P. Garry) TBA

Oct 21 Day of Reflection for Women (McCulla/Szydlowksi) TBA

Oct 24 Day: Compassion and Centering Prayer with Fr. Bill Sheehan, OMI

Oct 24-29 Intensive Centering Prayer Retreat Fr. Bill Sheehan, OMI

Oct 31 – Nov 2 Prayer of Heart & Body Fr. Tom Ryan, CSP

November 2014

Nov 5 Day of Reflection for Widowed Persons TBA

Nov 15 Day for Married Couples TBA

Nov 16 Promoters Conference

Nov 21-23 Silent Guided Retreat, Women and Men TBA

December 2014

Dec 2 Advent Evening of Prayer TBA

Dec 5-7 Advent Silent Weekend Retreat for Women

(C.Bailey/ML Seaman) TBA

Dec 10 Advent Day of Prayer TBA

Dec 12-14 Retreat for the Seriously Ill

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


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