A Place to Encounter Christ

Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center & Center for Family Development, a Catholic retreat house, is a true oasis inside the beltway. We invite you to encounter Christ in a personal and life-changing way through our programs.  Take advantage of our one-day or weekend spiritual retreats.  Prepare for a lifetime with our marriage preparation. Transform your marriage with one of our enrichment programs.

“Just walk through the door….the charity and peace will be sure to bring you back, over and over again!”

Beautiful Grounds, Convenient Location

We are located in the serene woods of Bethesda, an ideal respite from the noise of the world, and all just minutes from the beltway.

Need Some Time Away?

Whether you desire some personal time away from the world or an organized retreat, getting in touch with OLB is easy! Call us! Or click the link below.

Quality Programs

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If you need a location for your parish, school or organization’s retreats or special events contact us.

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