A Place to Encounter Christ

Our Lady of Bethesdaa Catholic retreat house, is a true oasis just outside the Nation’s Capital. We invite you to encounter Christ in a personal and life-changing way through our programs.  Take advantage of our one-day or weekend spiritual retreats.  Prepare for a lifetime with our marriage preparation program. Transform your marriage with one of our enrichment programs.

“Just walk through the door….the charity and peace will be sure to bring you back, over and over again!”


Additional parking for Saturday, March 18 will be at the Wood Academy 6801 Greentree Road, Bethesda Md. 20817 with shuttle service beginning at 5:30 to Our Lady of Bethesda.  In addition, shuttle service will provide return service to the Woods Academy at 9pm.  Emergency shuttle service will be available during the event to return people to the Wood Academy.


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Announcement Regarding our Monthly Reflections!

In order to better serve the needs of women in the area, we are changing the day of the Monthly Morning of Reflection to THURSDAY MORNINGS!  The Monthly EVENING of Reflection for Women will remain regularly scheduled on the 4th Wednesday of each month, it will be followed by the Monthly MORNING of Reflection on the next day.
All other details remain the same, each session will always include mass, talks, gospel reflection and a delicious meal. And, we will continue to offer babysitting during the Morning Reflection.

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Special Events

March 2017

Special Guest: Fr. Jacques Phillippe

Fr. Jacques Philippe will be a special guest at Our Lady of Bethesda in March 2017.

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Beautiful Grounds, Convenient Location

We are located in the serene woods of Bethesda, an ideal respite from the noise of the world, and all just minutes from the beltway.

Need Some Time Away?

Whether you desire some personal time away from the world or an organized retreat, getting in touch with OLB is easy! Call us! Or click the link below.

Rent our facility.

If you need a location for your parish, school or organization’s retreats or special events contact us.