Welcome to Dominican Retreat
A Ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Peace
Dominican Retreat Is Closing
Last Retreat in August 2015
After careful study and considerable struggle, the Board of Directors of the Dominican Retreat, with the leadership team of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, made a decision to close the retreat house. The retreats that are currently scheduled will be held up to August, 2015, when they will end.
We celebrate the legacy of the Dominican Sisters who have served here over 53 years and are grateful to all the staff, the Dominican Associates, promoters, benefactors, volunteers and friends who made this ministry possible.
Information about upcoming retreats can be found here.
Silent Guided Retreat for Women & Men
November 21‐23, 2014
St. Ignatius developed a popular way of praying that can truly be transformational. Because we believe that God is active and present in our daily lives and choices, a healthy spirituality can be developed by being attentive to those many manifestations. It takes attention, reflection, resting in the presence, and creating intentions that bring that prayerful presence into action. To do so is to realize a new sense of freedom and intimacy with God. To do so is to come to be able to discern God’s will for you.
Welcome to Dominican Retreat!
We are located in McLean, Virginia and some have described the house as “one of McLean’s hidden treasures.” Rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition, we also welcome those of other faiths or those still searching for one.
Whether you are planning your first retreat with us, or one of many, we hope that your experience at Dominican Retreat will be all that you want it to be. Retreat is a time to listen to the voice of God within and around you. It is a time to nourish and strengthen your relationship with God. We have prepared the house so that the environment here will enhance and support your faith journey.
More than 2,000 people come here each year for spiritual growth and renewal. Since 1962, we have been responding to the community we serve and we continue to expand our programs to accommodate a broad range of spiritual needs. Browse our calendar and individual retreat listings to find the retreat that appeals to you. We pray that the peace you experience here will sustain your spirit long after you leave Dominican Retreat.
In addition to our retreat offerings, we welcome groups that bring their own retreat program and organizations that use the facility for staff and business meetings.
Thank you for visiting – we hope to see you soon!
I feel privileged to be part of a ministry that transforms lives and brings peace, forgiveness, healing, courage, strength, and hope amid the chaos and violence of our times.
2014 House Theme Peace, the Promised Gift – Accepted and Shared
As we prayerfully discerned a possible theme for 2014, we reflected on our world of chaos, confusion, violence and war and the stresses of people’s daily lives. We chose Peace as the gift given but also, accepted and shared.Peace is not a destination, it is a journey taken one step at a time.
Retreat can be a time to come away and de-clutter, to re-visit the gift of God, (and more importantly, the God of the gift!), allowing God’s Peace to speak in our hearts and teach us how to claim it for ourselves, and to move toward implementing its practice in our lives. For it is only in ACCEPTING, and USING this treasured gift of Peace that it will become part of our daily action and interaction.