About Us

Rooted in the spirit of Franciscan hospitality, simplicity and Gospel values, the Washington Retreat House welcomes people of all faith traditions and those promoting the common good through their outreach.  The Retreat House community offers an environment of peace and quiet for all who come here for personal, communal or organization reflection, study or spiritual renewal.  Through our shared life of at-one-ment, we are dedicated to support and encourage everyone who comes to the Retreat House to live a life of compassion, justice and true service.

Our beautiful retreat house is nestled between the Saint John Paul II National Shrine and the Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family.  The Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence is located behind our property, while the Catholic University of American, across the street, and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception are within walking distance to the Washington Retreat House.

Truly, we are a blessed and holy respite for prayer and spirituality.  Located in the North-East Washington, DC, our property invites people to, ‘Come, rest a while,’ or perhaps go for a serene stroll amidst shady trees and green lawn. It is inviting for those who wish to come to be spiritually refreshed, renewed or reconciled with God.

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