College Retreat

What is a Retreat?

An annual retreat presents us with a great opportunity to draw closer to Jesus Christ with all our faculties – our intellect, our heart, and our will.

During the retreat we are able to silence distractions for two days so as to gain a clearer perspective on the course of our life, make a deeper examination of conscience, and come up with thoughtful resolutions for the next year that will improve our relationship with Christ, our studies, our friendships, and other important areas of our life.

A priest of Opus Dei, a personal prelature of the Catholic Church, will preach the retreat. The retreat will include times of prayer, talks on the Christian life, Holy Mass, Stations of the Cross, the Holy Rosary, and opportunities for confession and spiritual direction.

Dates of Retreat

Begin: Friday, January 14, 2022 at 9pm

End: Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 2pm


The retreat will be held at a private family estate located on the Chesapeake Bay right outside St. Michael’s, Maryland.  The address is:

8021 Tilghman Island Road
Sherwood, MD 21676

(Please use this phone # only during retreat)


Tenley will provide transportation to the retreat.

We will depart from The Catholic University at 7pm on Friday.  Meet in front of the law school on the side facing John McCormack Drive.  We will return to Catholic University by 4:30pm on Sunday, and will arrive to Tenley Study Center by 5:00.



Note that scholarships will be available if you are unable to pay the full price.  On the other hand, if you are able to contribute an additional amount above $75 towards those scholarships, please do so.


We will provide beds, sheets, and towels for each person.

Bring dress clothes for Mass, prayer, and meals, warm clothes for nighttime, and toiletries.

Note that we ask you to turn off your cell phone and other electronics during the retreat.  The reason for this is to foster a true atmosphere of silence and recollection that is essential for the retreat to be an effective means to help you grow closer to God, to get to know yourself better, and to improve.

For more information

Contact  Anthony Hadford at 703-615-9183 or