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.

Please note that there is limited capacity for the retreat. While we expect to have room for all registrants, we may contact you about rescheduling for a retreat on the other dates.

Dates of Retreats

November 3-5, 2023

February 2-4, 2024


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.

On Friday, we will depart from the Tenley Study Center at 5:30pm and the Catholic University at 6pm.  Meet in front of the law school on the side facing John McCormack Drive.  We will return to Catholic University by 4pm on Sunday, and will arrive to Tenley Study Center by 4:30.


$100.00 – Early Registration (by January 15, 2024)

$125.00 – Regular Registration


For the Early Registration payment instructions, please contact Anthony Hadford (

For the Regular Registration payment please click here.


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