OUR MISSION

Priest Field is a center for Christian life where people can walk with Jesus and experience Him through personal and group retreats, authentic community, and the beauty of our creek-side cedar forest in wild, wonderful West Virginia.

Priest Field is a ministry of St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town, WV. We are looking forward to fully reopening and resuming operations in January 2022.

OUR WORK

There are many ways that we help others walk with Jesus.  Here are some of them.

RETREATS

RETREATS

Priest Field offers those seeking hope and healing to encounter Jesus Christ more deeply through retreats, whether personal or in a group. While Priest Field is a Catholic retreat center, we welcome groups from a wide range of traditions, religious or secular.

COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY

Priest Field supports its ministry by renting living space at market rates to individuals and families willing to contribute to the community of Priest Field, particularly young adults, religious, and the elderly. In addition, we look forward to participating in the local community, by serving locally produced food in our dining hall and locally produced goods in our gift shop.  

MINISTRY TO PRIESTS

MINISTRY TO PRIESTS

In keeping with the original intent of Adam Livingston, who gifted the property to the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston in 1802, Priest Field supports the mission of priests, offering them a place of refuge and restoration in their vocation.

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY

The family is the cradle of the faith. In these times when families are under attack like never before, Priest Field is dedicated to providing retreat spaces and support to those living out the sacred vocations of marriage and parenthood.

SOCIAL CONCERNS

SOCIAL CONCERNS

Priest Field supports serving the poor throughout West Virginia and the surrounding areas through Simon of Cyrene Trucking, which transported 1.5 million pounds of food to needy families in 2020, and other ministries.

HISPANIC MINISTRY

HISPANIC MINISTRY

Priest Field serves as a base for the vibrant and growing Hispanic communities in Charles Town and Martinsburg, featuring retreats, on-going programs, and service opportunities.

ADDICTION SUPPORT

ADDICTION SUPPORT

Priest Field serves as a site for addiction retreats and counseling, coordinating efforts among local parishes and organizations.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Priest Field offers several miles of hiking trails, kayaking on the scenic Opequon creek, and campsites amidst 38 acres of beautiful cedar forest. We partner with youth groups, scouting organizations, and athletic teams to help them better enjoy God’s creation.

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