- Description Ave Maria Retreat House Print E-mail Come to Ave Maria Retreat House Between the historic community of Doylestown and the scenic Peace Valley Park in Pennsylvania lies the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa. The Pauline Fathers and Brothers would like to invite you to experience the peacefulness that people undergo when they come on a pilgrimage to the Shrine by offering a place for you to stay at the Ave Maria Retreat House. The Ave Maria Retreat House is a Religious Retreat Center located on the beautiful grounds of the American Czestochowa Shrine, located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa welcomes pilgrims of all nationalities and faiths to visit and take part in the religious and cultural activities held at the Shrine throughout the year. The Shrine’s grounds also include several chapels where one can go for private prayer and meditation. There is also an outdoor Stations of the Cross and an outdoor Rosary Garden. We invite you to join us for any of the retreats scheduled. These retreats will be given by the Pauline Fathers and will be held at the Ave Maria Retreat House (unless otherwise advised).