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Shrine Mont – Annual Parish Retreat

October 14-16, 2016 

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?

The cost listed below includes EVERYTHING: lodging, six full meals, and all activities; outside activities such as horseback riding or golf may be arranged at your own expense. The $300 raised so far will cover Father Peter and Kellee Wattenbarger for conducting the program. Any additional fundraisers held in the coming months will further reduce the individual cost.
Adults (per person)            Entire Weekend*

Per Adult  (double occupancy) $150.00  Adults being any person 13 years of age      or older

Kids Ages 0 -- 3                   FREE

Kids Ages 4 --12                  $52.00 per person


We realize that as reasonable as this cost is, it can be a lot once you add up the cost for all the family members.  St. Christopher’s plans a number of fundraising events that will enable us to reduce the cost and bring it within range for anyone who wants to participate.


For more information, or to express concerns, contact:

Father Peter, 703-451-1088 or Danny Gorham, 703.499.4067 or fgorham103@aol.com .

Download ShrineMont Registration Form and Flyer

Click here to download the registration form: SM_registration_form.pdf

Click here to download the flyer: ShrineMontflyer.pdf