Young Professional Retreats

What is a Retreat?

We absolutely need to take time out, to be quiet, to pray and to reflect on our life and on our relationship with God. These relaxed weekend retreats are not a luxury to be savored by a pious few; they are absolutely necessary for our soul.

The major themes of the retreat are these:

  • Responding to our Christian vocation.
  • Getting to know and love Jesus Christ.
  • The Christian life is a continual conversion.
  • Imitation of Christ in the middle of the world.
  • You are called to holiness and apostolate.
  • The need to develop a prayer life.
  • Serving God through our Study.

Fee: $400


Longlea Conference Center
5535 Security Circle
Boston, Virginia 22713

DC Accelerator

What is the Accelerator

For young professionals Tenley recommends the Accelerator program, which takes place at the Catholic Information Center downtown. Please contact Bill Dardis for more information (

The Accelerator is a one-year professional training and mentoring program for young men with less than 4 years of professional experience. Accelerator Associates will gain perspective from monthly interactions with corporate leaders and industry experts, acquire technical skills relevant to any profession, and receive weekly personal and professional mentoring. The curriculum serves as a catalyst to help Associates reach personal and professional excellence more rapidly. Upon completion of the program, candidates will be welcomed into a community of alumni aspiring to continued growth and leadership.

DC Accelerator will help you:

  • Imitate the habits of the best professionals from the beginning of your career, rather than learning good habits slowly through trial and error.
  • Develop a broader view: rather than preparing for only one profession, becoming a person who can lead others, think strategically, meet deadlines, manage capital, develop relationships, and abide by ethical principles.
  • Grow in the awareness that you are a person who also works, rather than a worker who happens to have a personal life. The program will show that developing yourself as a person, in ways unrelated to your profession, will make you a better professional. Thinking deeply about the direction of your life, improving your cultural knowledge, serving the homeless on weekends, remaining a committed family man and friend, will also make you a better lawyer, doctor, businessman, teacher, or entrepreneur.

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