Annual Parish Retreat 2018

 

Save the date–June 8-10, 2018–for our annual Parish Retreat at Shrine Mont Retreat Center, Orkney Springs, Virginia!

Shrinemont Sunset

The retreat a great way to meet new friends within the St. Mary’s community. This kid-friendly weekend allows us as a community to relax, go off-grid, and reconnect with one another and with God.

About Shrine Mont:

St. Mary’s has gathered at Shrine Mont since 1986. Our annual Parish Retreat is held each spring (usually the second weekend after Memorial Day) at Shrine Mont, a conference and retreat center of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. Shrine Mont is located in Orkney Springs, Virginia, a serene little town nestled at the foot of Great North Mountain in the Shenandoah Valley.

The weekend begins with dinner on Friday evening, continues with an adult education program on Saturday morning with a separate program for children, a lazy Saturday afternoon to do your own thing, the famous (or infamous) Saturday night event, and concludes with Sunday morning Holy Eucharist at the outdoor Cathedral Shrine of the Transfiguration followed by a down‐home Sunday lunch.

About a two‐hour drive from Arlington, Shrine Mont provides the parish family a special time to focus on rest, recreation, reflection, and prayer . . . a respite from hectic lifestyles in a setting that is truly “a place apart.”