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Shrine Mont – Annual Parish Retreat

2018 Dates TBA in the near future

The Annual Parish Retreat at Shrine Mont has long been a St. Christopher’s tradition.  Rectors have come and gone, the participants have changed, and the buildings have gone through some renovations, but the place itself has stayed fundamentally the same.  There is something deeply comforting about that.  It’s very much like coming home to where you grew up as a child.  Maybe the paint colors have changed and the drapes are different, but it’s still home.

If you haven’t been to Shrine Mont before, or if it has been a long time, prayerfully consider joining us next October for our first retreat in three years. Hopefully it will be followed by many more in the years to come.

What is Shrine Mont?

Officially, Shrine Mont is the Cathedral Shrine of the Transfiguration, and a Conference Center of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.  The outdoor stone shrine is actually the Cathedral of the Diocese of Virginia.  For a history of the Virginia House, the original hotel built in 1850, click here:  http://www.shrinemont.com/v.php?pg=29

Where is Shrine Mont?

Shrine Mont is located in Orkney Springs, VA about 13 miles west of I-81 near Mt. Jackson, VA, north of Harrisonburg.  It is about one mountain from the West Virginia border.  Click here for map: http://www.shrinemont.com/v.php?pg=5
What makes Shrine Mont so special?

How much does it cost?

Thanks to generosity within St Christopher's, an anonymous donation has been provided to offset the costs to attend Shrine Mont. All children 12 and under may attend the Parish Retreat weekend at no cost. Additionally, a family cap has been set at $495. We are thrilled at this development, and hope it enables additional families to attend.

In light of this new information, we will accept reservation requests through Sunday, 1 October. Please fill out the form (link below), and bring it to worship on Sunday. Or, if you prefer to submit your reservation request by email, please send it to Katy Dunlap (katydunlap@gmail.com) or Christina Manning (Christina.Manning.cm@gmail.com). Although payment is not immediately required, St Christopher's needs to finalize the reservation information soon to provide to Shrine Mont.
Information on what fun you can expect at Shrine Mont, as well as the sign-up form, can be found by clicking on the link below.  Finally, please know that there are scholarships available via the Rector if you find that you cannot fund the whole retreat for you or your family.

For more information, or to express concerns, contact:

Katy Dunlap (katydunlap@gmail.com)  or Christina Manning (Christina.Manning.cm@gmail.com) .

Download ShrineMont Registration Form

Click here to download the registration form: (2018 registration form will be ready in the fall of October 2018)