Information on Programming and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Updated April 26, 2020

As of March 17, we’ve made the difficult decision to temporarily close our building to staff, Sisters, and the public, and to suspend retreat center programming, in accordance with local, state, and federal protocols. Our tentative date to re-open is July 6, 2020.

We regret the disruption in scheduling and availability, but believe it will help us advance in the critical effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the greater community.

We are exploring ways that the Center might continue to offer spiritual and emotional support to the public that do not require in-person meetings. Please visit our Online Community page at

In the meantime, we will be here for you all on our website, on social media, and through email communications. We can help each other now by reaching out and keeping in touch through alternative media.

If you can help us with a donation at this time, we would so appreciate the help. Like many, our center is experiencing a reduction in income that challenger our ability to continue to offer programs on site. Visit to make a safe, secure online donation.

Registrations and Cancellations

Please know that if you are registered to attend a program or retreat that falls within this period of programming suspension, your deposits and registration fees paid can be:

1) refunded;

2) paid toward the re-scheduled program, or to another program in the future that is held before October 1, 2020; or

3) donated to the Center at Mariandale.

Refunds and Transferred Payments

Please be patient as we plan to handle refunds in late April of 2020. In the next few weeks, we will know more about our program re-scheduling.

Contact Us

If you are part of an organization that has a Hosted retreat scheduled in the near future, please contact with any questions. Katherine D’Amore, our Hosted Event Coordinator, will work with you on next steps.

If you are registered for a program, or are a presenter of a Mariandale-sponsored program, please email .  Karen Bernard, our Program Coordinator, will answer any questions you may have.

If you have a scheduled session with a spiritual director at Mariandale, please contact your spiritual director.

Please continue to watch this page for ongoing information on the Center at Mariandale.

Be safe and healthy, and know that the Dominican Sisters of Hope pray for our community.

Thank you,

The Center at Mariandale

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