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Shrine Mont

Shrine Mont Parish Weekend 

October 14 - 16, 2022

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Please join us for a weekend away in the Shenandoah Mountains

to relax, refresh, pray and play!


What Is Shrine Mont? It’s…

a place to get away, nestled in the Shenandoah mountains.

a place for hiking, relaxing, bonfires, and fellowship.

a place to be active or quiet.

a place to get to know other parishioners and to rekindle friendships.

a place for worship of God under the highest ceiling of any cathedral in the world.

a place for children of God of all ages! A place for singles, couples, and families.

Shrine Mont is in Orkney Springs, VA off the Mt Jackson exit of I-81. It is approximately 2 hours from Fairfax County. A weekend schedule of activities, suggested packing list and directions to Shrine Mont will be distributed prior to the weekend.

Weekend Schedule

Friday, October 14

  • Check-in beginning at 4:30 Gathering and Evening Prayer or Compline Bonfire with S’mores – got a unique combo? - roasted gummy bears? Easter peeps? We will have the basics so bring some to share! Musical Instruments always add to our gatherings. Jam sessions are welcome.

Saturday, October 15 Morning

  • Morning Prayer, breakfast, and program led by deaconate student Elvira Beracochea on the Latino/Hispanic experience and history in the US followed by a walk of the labyrinth.
  • Activities for kids. Afternoon - Lots of time for wandering and reading, visiting and naps! Various optional group activities which may include hiking, outdoor games, prayer activities, winery visits, etc.
  • Evening – St. Christopher’s Famous (infamous?) Game Night! Bring your favorites – puzzles too! We have room to spread out for Game On!

Sunday, October 16

Joint Eucharist at the Shrine with another congregation Check out and back to reality – drive safely! If you have questions, comments, or ideas for our weekend together - or can help with an activity - contact Mary Johnson (MJohnson311@icloud.com or 703-944- 7257)

  • On-Site Activities Shrine Mont offers on-site:
  • • Three large outdoor pavilions
  • • Prayer Labyrinth (Click here for a Prayer Labyrinth brochure)
  • • Tennis court
  • • Pickle ball court
  • • Volleyball court
  • • Two large recreation fields suitable for kickball, soccer, and other sports & games
  • • Campfire rings
  • • Horseshoes, croquet, and bocci ball
  • • Scenic hiking trails
  • • Gift Shop
  • • Hayrides available by reservation

Shrine Mont Library

Peruse the Shrine Mont library! Shrine Mont has accumulated thousands of books during its history and a generous volunteer is cataloging the entire collection on a website to inform people of what is here. It is a diverse collection of titles, a number of which may be of interest to historians and theologians. There are more than 7,000 titles at Shrine Mont that have been catalogued on-line at Shrine Mont Books.

Parish Weekend Cost and Registration Form

Costs include lodging, 6 meals, on-site activities, and taxes. If the cost of the weekend is a challenge for you, please contact Mother Carey for financial assistance.

• Adults (ages 13 and & up): $175 each double occupancy and $228 each single occupancy

• Youth (ages 4-12): $95 each

• Children under the age of 4: FREE