Growing in the ways of prayer
Upcoming Events
Feb
1
Sat
10:00 am Spiritual Childhood, Saintly Par... @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Spiritual Childhood, Saintly Par... @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Presenter:  Br Adalbert Imperial, OCD As the relics of the Little Flower and her saintly parents, St’s Louis and Zelie, tour Australia, join us as we explore how Thérèse’s spiritual childhood developed as she grew[...]
Feb
14
Fri
6:10 pm Therese and her Parents: God’s M... @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Therese and her Parents: God’s M... @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Feb 14 @ 6:10 pm – Feb 16 @ 1:30 pm
Presenter:  Fr Gerard Moran, OCD At the core of the life of the Church is the daily living of the Gospel in simplicity, ‘the little way’. Therese learned this in the bosom of her family,[...]
Mar
7
Sat
10:00 am “Journey to the Centre!” @ mt carmel retreat centre
“Journey to the Centre!” @ mt carmel retreat centre
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Presenter:  Fr Gerard Moran, OCD Like a powerful magnetic force, the Mystery of the Lord’s Death and Resurrection draws us to the centre of our Faith and of the mystery of our own existence during[...]
Mar
13
Fri
6:00 pm Artists retreat @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Artists retreat @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 15 @ 1:30 pm
Facilitated by John Charadia. Through the artistic process and the Divine imagination, we are able to experience the sacred and transcendent in everyday life.  
Mar
20
Fri
6:00 pm Joining the dots @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Joining the dots @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 22 @ 1:30 pm
Presenter:  Bishop Greg Homeming, OCD Divine Providence and the Will of God are pervasive forces in our lives. Whether we are aware of this, whether we move with or against the Will of God, Providence[...]
Apr
3
Fri
6:00 pm Taize Retreat @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Taize Retreat @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 5 @ 1:30 pm
“The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it” We face a world in which there is less certainty and we find it difficult to know who to turn to and[...]
Apr
4
Sat
10:00 am Lazarus, come out! @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Lazarus, come out! @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Presenter:  Lorraine Murphy, OCDS A Day of Recollection on Gospel John 11 – Lazarus, come out! Exploring relationship in the company of Jesus. Are we really a resurrection people?
Apr
8
Wed
6:00 pm Holy Week & Easter @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Holy Week & Easter @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 12 @ 1:30 pm
Presenters: Carmelite Team The Carmelite Community at Mount Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville invites you to come, prepare and celebrate with us the Most Holy Triduum of the Lord’s Passion, Death and Resurrection. The retreat begins[...]
May
2
Sat
10:00 am The challenge and the blessing o... @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
The challenge and the blessing o... @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Presenter:  Dr Robert Gascoigne, Emeritus Professor, School of Theology, Australian Catholic University When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, “Are you the one who is[...]
May
29
Fri
6:00 pm Call To Interior Prayer @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Call To Interior Prayer @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – May 31 @ 1:30 pm
Presenter: Fr Paul Maunder, OCD What is the journey to God through interior prayer? How can we use meditation and contemplation using the insights of the Carmelite Saints, and what helps does God give us along[...]

Hello and welcome to the Mount Carmel Retreat Centre website.

Mount Carmel Retreat Centre is a Christian centre, under the auspices of the Discalced Carmelite Friars. It is a place for individuals and groups to develop their spirituality by means of retreats, conferences and study groups.

The Retreat Centre is set in semi-rural surroundings in a peaceful setting, with interesting bird life that usually attracts the attention of retreatants. The Centre has been used as a place of retreat for nearly 50 years. It is an ideal place for the individual to get away from the stresses and strains of modern day life, a chance to sit, relax, reflect and marvel at God’s creation.

At the end of this year, the Carmelite Friars will cease to manage the retreat centre. In 2020 and beyond, management will be taken up by the Catholic Youth Mission Team (YMT). Please read the following link.

Into the future with Mt Carmel Retreat Centre!

Contact details:

Tel: (02) 8795 3400
E-Mail: retreats@carmelite.com
Website: http://www.carmeliteretreats.com.au

Please note that concessional rates are applied to all Carmelite retreats.  These are available to pensioners, unemployed and students.

Postal Address:

Mount Carmel Retreat Centre,
247 St Andrews Road,
Varroville NSW 2566

 

Calendar of Retreats

Please click the “Calendar” menu item at the top of the page for a list of all the retreats which have been scheduled.