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Virtual Mini-Retreats

We are going virtual at Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center...at least for the time being.

We are pleased to offer our Mini-Retreats for Women in an on-line format! 

Sacramentality

 

This Month's Topic:

Sacramentality, Looking for God Where He May Be found

Speakers: 

  • Meditation: Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC

  • Practical Talk: Melissa Freymann

Registration is required, and your free will donation assist us in getting through this unusual period. Suggested Donation: $10.

Evening Mini-Retreat:

April 22, 2020
7:00 pm

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Morning Mini-Retreat:

April 23, 2020
9:45 am

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Suggested Donation

Although Our Lady of Bethesda is not charging for our virtual retreats during this time, we gladly accept contributions in order to make this offering possible.  Your generosity will cover additional technology costs,  fixed on-going expenses and our ability to support our priests.  However, if money is an issue, please do not hesitate to register, we'd love for you to join us anyway!  We are trusting in the generous support of many to enable us to provide retreat experiences for anyone regardless of financial ability/resources.

Suggested donations for Virtual Mini-Retreats: $10 

You can donate in three ways:  

  • Venmo to @OLBinDC
  • Credit card on our donation page
  • Check addressed and mailed to :

Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center
attn: President
7007 Bradley Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817

We are going virtual at Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center...at least for the time being.

We are pleased to offer our Mini-Retreats for Women in an on-line format! 

Virtual Mini March 2020

 

This Month's Topic:

Sanctity, Yes, Holiness Is Possible!

Speakers: 

  • Meditation: Fr. Stephen Ellis, LC

  • Practical Talk: Claudia Zohorsky

For your viewing pleasure, please watch the March Mini-Retreat on our YouTube channel

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Replay of March 2020 Mini-Retreat

Virtual Womens Mini Retreat March 26 Recording

It’s easy to get caught up in the flurry of demands!

The Monthly Mini-Retreat is a STOP to take stock of what God has done for me, where I am, and where I believe God wants me to be.

  • Meditations and talks are presented by Priests and lay Spiritual Guides
  • Each Mini Retreat includes Mass, Talks, Time for Personal Prayer and a Meal.
  • Cost: $20 per person

Our Lady of Bethesda offers these short format retreats for women every month, September-June. 

Please see dates below and register in advance.

2019-2020 Dates

SEP 25/26      Evening Retreat 9/25          Morning Retreat 9/26

OCT 23/24        Evening Retreat 10/23           Morning Retreat 10/24

NOV 20/21        Evening Retreat 11/20          Morning Retreat 11/21

DEC 18/19        Evening Retreat 12/18          Morning Retreat 12/19

JAN 22/23         Evening Retreat 1/22            Morning Retreat 1/23

FEB 26/27         Evening Retreat 2/26             Morning Retreat 2/27

(Feb 26 is Ash Wednesday! Ashes will be distributed during mass at the Evening retreat.)


Coming to you VIRTUALLY! See above for details

MAR 25/26   

APRIL 22/23


MAY 20/21*       Evening Retreat 5/20             Morning Retreat 5/21

JUNE 24/25       Evening Retreat 6/24             Morning Retreat 6/25

A Pathway to Holiness....A Pathway to Happiness!

2019-2020 Monthly Topics:

 

  • Sept: My IDENTITY: Who I am vs. WHOSE I am
    • Preacher: Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC
    • Lay Speaker: Janet Scanlan, Lay Member of Regnum Christi
  • Oct:  CLARITY: Understanding What the Church IS…and What It ISN’T
    • Preacher: Fr. Stephen Ellis, LC
    • Rebecca Teti, Lay Member of Regnum Christi
  • Nov: INTERIORITY: Lord, Teach Me to Pray 
    • PM Preacher: Fr. Mariano Ballestrem, LC
    • AM Preacher: Fr. Andrew Gronotte, LC
    • Lay Speaker: Fran Van de Vorde, Lay Member of Regnum Christi
  • Dec.: MATURITY
    • Preacher: Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC
    • Lay Speaker: Julie Blatty, Lay Member of Regnum Christi 
  • Jan: PRIORITY 
    • Preacher: Fr. Stephen Ellis, LC
    • Lay Speaker: Isa Cummings
  • Feb: COMMUNITY: No Woman is An Island. The Importance of Walking with Others in Our Faith Journey. 
    • Preacher: Fr. Stephen Ellis, LC
    • Lay Speaker: Glory Darbellay, CRC
  • Mar: SANCTITY: YES Holiness IS Possible!
    • Preacher: Fr. Stephen Ellis, LC
    • Lay Speaker: Claudia Zohorsky, Lay Member of Regnum Christi
  • Apr: SACRAMENTALITY:  Looking for God Where He May Be Found.
    • Preacher: Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC
    • Lay Speaker: Melissa Freyman, Lay Member of Regnum Christi
  • May: FEMININITY: Following Mary, Toward Holiness
    • Preacher: Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC
    • Lay Speaker: Jennifer Ristine, CRC
  • June: INTENTIONALITY
    • Preacher: Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC
    • Lay Speaker: Susan Oursler, Lay Member of Regnum Christi

 

*Speaker line-up may be subject to change without notice.

 

 

 

Past Mini-Retreat Series

Masterpiece2018 1Sept: Made in God’s Image: Made for Relationships 

Oct: The Power of Our Words

Nov: You’re NOT Listening! 

Dec: Social Media: Naughty or Nice? 

Jan: Teaching People How to Treat You 

Feb:  Special Guest Speaker: Fr Mark Haydu Topic:TBA

Mar: Embracing Change 

April: Mercy Me!  Healing Broken Relationships 

May: A Mother’s Love 

June: The Feminine Genius 

Hoc LogoSeptember: Learn to Begin Again!

October: Learn to Live with an Eternal Perspective

November: Learn to Live Hope

December: An Advent Holy Hour: Learn to live Silence

January: Learn to Exercise your Faith

February: Learn to Accompany

March: Learn to Love Lent

April: Learn to Calm the Emotional Storms

May: Learn to Follow our Blessed Mother

June: Learn to Simplify

2019 2020 Mini Retreats Brainstorm
  • Wednesday Evening Mini-Retreats for Women offered on the 4th Wednesday each month  (unless otherwise indicated in the schedule) from September to June.
  • Time: 7:00 –9:45pm
  • Thursday Morning Mini-Retreats for Women offered on the Thursday that follows the fourth Wednesday of every month (unless otherwise indicated in the schedule) from September to June.
  • Time: 9:45am-12:15pm (we end with lunch, so departure is open ended.)
  • Babysitting:
    • Babysitting is offered at no charge for the Mornings Retreats ONLY. Reservations for Babysitting are required, and can be included on the registration form for each month.
    • Children must be 2 years and older.
    • Space is limited.

Thanks, again, so much! This retreat has blessed my life.

- Anonymous

[This retreat] was such a life changing experience. I haven't known how to put it into words. I hope one day I can come again.

- Anonymous