Retreats for Men

We offer silent retreats for men that focus on the Gospels and the fullness of the Catholic faith, opening the soul to the transforming power of grace. Preached by Legionary of Christ priests, many of our retreats are based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. The general format of these retreats is comprised of guided meditations, private reflection, Mass, opportunities for confession and spiritual direction. These retreats can help anyone to focus on important aspects of growth in the spiritual life, such as deeper self-knowledge, discernment of God’s will, and finding a way to follow Christ  more closely.

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Monthly Evenings of Reflection for Men

Join us each month for a refreshing opportunity to connect with Christ and others.


  • The first Wednesday of every month, (September-June) unless otherwise indicated in the schedule. See below for specific dates.
  • Time: 7:00-9:30 pm


Each session includes Mass, Directed Meditation, Time for Quiet Reflection and confessions, and a delicious dinner.

Register Now:

  • Per session: $25 per person. Register for selected dates below

Registration Required. No walk-ins, please. Registration will close on Monday prior to the event.

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  • September 6, 2023 | The Gift of Prayer: What Is It, How Do I Do It?  | Registration closed
  • October 4, 2023  | The Tradition of Prayer: Sources and Modes Register Now
  • November 1, 2023 | The Life of Prayer: The Expressions of Prayer and Prayer as Combat  Register Now
  • December 6, 2023  | Advent:  Making Way for the Lord |  Register Now



More Dates (Topics TBA)

  • January 3, 2024
  • February 7, 2024
  • March 6, 2024
  • April 3, 2024
  • May 1, 2024
  • June 5, 2024


Experience the essentials of the Spiritual Exercises in this intense weekend experience.

If you have never been on a silent retreat or if this is your first time doing the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, we recommend this classic weekend experience. 

Great for first-timers and those whose busy schedules won’t allow more than a weekend, this version is designed to walk you through the dynamics of the exercises with several guided meditations and conferences, as well as time for personal prayer. It's perfect for those who are learning to incorporate the program of life and a daily prayer routine into daily living. 


  • Saturday-Sunday Retreats: $150
  • Friday-Sunday Retreats: $300 per person
  • Thursday-Sunday Retreats:  $400 per person


  • Aug 18-20, 2023 Summer Retreat for Men | Preacher: TBA | Register
  • Dec 8-10, 2023 Advent Retreat for Men | Preacher: TBA | Register


  • Jan 6-7, 2024 The 24-Hour Retreat for Men | registration coming soon
  • Feb 22-25, 2024 Lenten Retreat for Men | registration coming soon
  • Mar 22-24, 2024 Lenten Retreat for Men | registration coming soon
  • Aug 16-18, 2024 Summer Retreat for Men | registration coming soon
  • Dec 13-15, 2024 Advent Retreat for Men | registration coming soon


Need some time away? Sometimes you just need a little personal time away from the world. Or, maybe a weekend retreat just won't fit your schedule.

Well, we have the perfect thing for you! Click below to find more information about our Personal Retreat Days and upcoming dates!

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The 2024 Week-Long Spiritual Exercises

Mark Your Calendars! 

Friday, Jul 19- Friday, 2024




The 2023 Week-Long Spiritual Exercises 

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A  Journey through the Spiritual Exercises guided by the insights of Pope Benedict XVI

Jul 21 - 28, 2023

Enjoy six full days of prayer!

  • Preacher: Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC
  • Arrival: Late afternoon, FRIDAY, JULY 21
  • Retreat begins after dinner at 5:30 pm on FRIDAY, JULY 21.
  • Departure after breakfast the morning of FRIDAY, JUL 28.
  • Cost: $675 per person (includes single bedroom, meals, retreat booklet & material.)
  • Cost: $675 per person

This format is worth the investment! You will have a hard time settling for anything less once you have experienced the intimacy and familiarity with God that comes from spending an entire week devoted to speaking and listening to Him. 


The Exercises will be based on the extensive writings of Pope Benedict XVI from his 3 volumes on Jesus of Nazareth, homilies, encyclical letters to many articles that deepen our reflection on the perennial themes of St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises.

Get away for six full days of directed, silent retreat. The Week-Long Spiritual Exercises are for those well familiar with mental prayer, silence, and the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. This longer format permits more personal prayer time. With longer periods of silence, you are challenged to stretch your soul, thus engaging deeper intimacy with God. 

The preaching moments are meant to provide a general direction for the day, but not replace the retreatant's heart-to-heart dialogue with God.

With limited moments of preaching, when the general direction is given for the day, the retreatants are free to pray on their own. The retreat master and other spiritual directors are available for the daily colloquy to help the retreatants detect the movements of the Holy Spirit.

Schedule for the Week

Day 1: 

5:00pm   Arrival

5:30          Dinner

7:00          Introductory Conference                            

8:00          Eucharistic Celebration                     

8:45          Exposition & Adoration

9:15           Night Prayers, Benediction   


Departure Day 8

7:30am   Mass

8:15          Breakfast

9:15          Departure  



  • Daily Mass and Eucharistic Adoration
  • Each day, the retreat master will be available to attend the retreatants in colloquy or dialogue. The purpose of this dialogue is to help the retreatant perceive the motions of the Holy Spirit during the week and follow His lead.
  • Confession is always available and encouraged, as well as meeting in a spiritual direction. 

This year, the content will focus on the writings of the late Pope Benedict XVI.  Highlights include:

  • Daily conference with outline of the meditations or contemplation for that day, plus an explanation of the major themes of the spiritual life. 
  • Follow the dynamic of the spiritual exercises with spiritual depth of Pope Benedict.
  • To gain insight into the richness of Pope Benedict’s writings a biography of his life will be featured during mealtimes.
  • Newly revised workbook, complete with outline of each meditation or contemplation accompanied by sacred art to help you visualize the Gospel scenes, theological explanation of the major themes of the exercises, prayers for liturgy and private reflection as well as forms for your Rule of Life and Vocation Statement.

Retreat Director: Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC 

Fr. Peter was born in Syracuse, New York.  He studied Liberal Arts at Thomas Aquinas College in California before entering the Legionaries of Christ in 1977.   He completed his philosophical and theological studies in Rome at the Pontifical Gregorian University and the University of St. Thomas Aquinas.  Fr. Peter received his master’s degree in psychology from Divine Mercy University in 2016.  He has worked in Ireland and Mexico in the Catholic formation of youth and family. He was the founder and director of the Our Lady of Mt. Kisco Retreat & Family Center in New York.  Fr. Peter is currently the Program Director and Chaplain at Our Lady of Bethesda.  He was ordained by St. John Paul II along with his two younger brothers in St. Peter’s Basilica in 1991.  He also has a sister who is a Nashville Dominican.  


A service/social event for men! This is a meaningful way to support the Retreat Center and have some fun along the way.

Upcoming Dates: 

  • July 14-15 Spirits & Service Service/Social Weekend
  • Sep 8-10, 2023 SUPER Spirits & Service Retreat Weekend
  • Nov 17-18 Spirits & Service Service/Social Weekend

Click here to find more information and more upcoming dates!


Gentlemen who are interested are asked to register so that we can properly prepare.

To register or to get more details please contact Charlie McCullough at 703-851-0799.

Information about Regnum Christi and upcoming Renewal Retreats can be found at the link below.

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