The Msgr. O’Dwyer Retreat House began its mission of serving the youth of the Archdiocese of Baltimore in September of 1963 as the CYO Retreat House.  It was the dream of the retreat house founder, Msgr. Clare J. O’Dwyer, that this sacred place was to become “A Spiritual Powerhouse for Young People” of our archdiocese and neighboring dioceses.

After Msgr.O’Dwyer’s death, the CYO Retreat House was renamed the Msgr. Clare O’Dwyer Retreat House. For over fifty years now, we have continued the mission to serve the young church, as well as adults and all others who come to use the House.

O’Dwyer Stories

In the long history of the Retreat House, there are literally thousands of stories that can be told by the people who have been here.

Many are stories of faith and personal conversion.  Others are funny stories or stories of friendship or stories of a really good experience here at the House.  We want you to tell those stories about the House, so we can share them with others.

  • How was your experience at the Retreat House special for you?
  • What’s something that happened there that positively affected your life and your faith journey?
  • What’s something good you learned at the House about God, and about yourself?
  • What’s one great thing you learned there that you never want to forget?
  • What’s something funny or positive that happened here?
  • Did you meet a really good friend here?

Tell us your story.

It can be written down or it can be a video. Send it in and we’ll share it with the other visitors to our site!  

We would love to hear your story!

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