Retreat Centers/Spiritual Formation and Renewal
Retreat center for family enrichment retreats, youth retreats and vacation days for the disabled. Available for programs of a religious and educational nature.
Camp St. Charles
301-259-2645 or 301-753-4930 (Metro)
Summer camp for boys and girls, ages 7-13, in lower Charles County. Retreat facility available for groups up to 90 people.
Center for Family Development
Marriage preparation for engaged couples and enrichment for married couples on communication, family spirituality, natural family planning and parenting.
Cursillo is an evangelical movement begun in 1949 and designed to identify leaders, especially among the laity, who will group together and assume greater responsibility for the mission of the Church. These leaders assist the Church in it mission of evangelizing, not only its own members, but all people and structures of society as well.
Loyola Retreat House
301-934-8862 or 301-870-3515 (Metro)
The Loyola Retreat House offers a full program of retreats for groups and for individuals-laity, clergy and religious. Saint Inigoes Youth Center is available for youth or young adult retreats. Loyola’s staff offers spiritual direction through the "Exercises in Daily Life."
A prayer-listening house, providing "poustinia" (desert) rooms for 24 hours of prayers, fasting and solitude; a chapel and other rooms for shorter periods of personal quiet and prayer (daytime and early evening); meeting room available for small group prayer and sharing, day of reflection, study; opportunities for personal sharing, prayer, listening and Scripture study. Staff members are available for the spiritual needs of those who come.
Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center
Our Lady of Bethesda is operated by the Legionaries of Christ and the Regnum Christi Apostolic Movement and offers a full program of retreats, spiritual formation and spiritual direction for the laity.
Our Lady of Mattaponi Youth Retreat and Conference Center
The Retreat Center, located on a 130 acre campus, is open for business year round. The fully restored, 18th century Manor House and the overnight Cardinal Hickey Center are available for day, weekend or mid-week retreats for youth, young adults and adults. Family retreats are available during the summer. The Manor House accommodates up to 40 people. The overnight facility, the Cardinal Hickey Center, can accommodate up to 60 people. Both locations provide meal service.
Programs may be conducted by your own or our staff will be happy to provide whatever program you may desire. Special Day of Recollection programs are available for classes preparing for Confirmation. Our Lady of Mattaponi is available for seminars, workshops and conferences. A well stocked audio/visual library is available for use as are all the items required for liturgical celebrations.
Washington Retreat House
Offers retreats, spiritual director, days of prayer and renewal.