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Catholic Diocese of Richmond Statement Regarding Shalom House Retreat Center

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For Immediate Release: February 3, 2021

(Richmond, Va.) – Today, the Catholic Diocese of Richmond announced the pending sale of the Shalom House Retreat Center located in Montpelier, approximately 20 miles outside of Richmond. The 90-acre property has been used as a religious retreat facility for groups and individuals wishing to spend time in prayer and reflection. The Shalom House Retreat Center has run operating deficits in recent years, and the pandemic has also created additional financial shortfalls. As a result of the pending sale, reservations at the Shalom House Retreat Center have been suspended.

The new owners are expected to purchase the property for an estimated $900,000. The closing sale is estimated for mid-February.

Prior to the property being listed for sale, the diocese consulted with the Diocesan Finance Council, Diocesan Real Estate Committee and other diocesan advisory bodies. The diocese purchased the property in 1981, and the facility opened its doors as Shalom House in 1983. The diocese continues to own 9.9 acres of land adjacent to the property.