Growing in the ways of prayer
Upcoming Events
Mar
2
Sat
10:00 am “Laudato Si, mi’ Signore” @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
“Laudato Si, mi’ Signore” @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Presenter: Fr Michael Dyer A prayerful and interactive encounter with creation “Praise be to you, my Lord”: In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is[...]
Mar
22
Fri
6:00 pm Where to from here? @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Where to from here? @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 24 @ 1:15 pm
Presenter: Bishop Greg Homeming, OCD The last ten years have been the most difficult for the church in Australia. We will spend time trying to find God in the midst of this crisis, and seek[...]
Mar
26
Tue
10:30 am Praying with the Doctors : St J... @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Praying with the Doctors : St J... @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Mar 26 @ 10:30 am – Mar 27 @ 1:30 pm
Presenters: Fr Aloysius Rego, OCD and Mr Geoff Stumbles Through gaining an understanding of these Carmelite mystics, can we relate to what they are teaching and locate our own experience within their writings? In “The[...]
Mar
29
Fri
6:00 pm Contemplating the Creative Process @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Contemplating the Creative Process @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 31 @ 1:30 pm
Presenter: John Charadia and artist tutors Through practical experience in creating artistic forms we will reflect on the spirituality of the creative process. Deep reflective thinking involves imagining, meditation and intuition allowing us to pay[...]
Apr
6
Sat
10:00 am Praying with St John of the Cross @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Praying with St John of the Cross @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:15 pm
Presenter: Barbara Stenning OCDS “For well I know the spring that flows and runs although all is night.” Song of the soul that rejoices in knowing God through faith.
Apr
12
Fri
6:00 pm Finding life and joy in today’s ... @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Finding life and joy in today’s ... @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 14 @ 1:20 pm
Facilitated by Annemarie Nichol “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[...]
Apr
17
Wed
6:00 pm Holy week and Easter @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Holy week and Easter @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 21 @ 10:15 am
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
4
Sat
10:00 am Behold, I am the handmaid of the... @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Behold, I am the handmaid of the... @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Presenter: Br Emmanuel Noel, OCD Let Mary lead us to a deeper relationship with the “Son of the Most High” (Lk 1:32). St Luke the Evangelist has provided us with a more intimate portrait of[...]
May
17
Fri
6:00 pm Mary MacKillop, Woman of faith a... @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Mary MacKillop, Woman of faith a... @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – May 19 @ 1:15 pm
Presenter: Sr Ann Morrison, RSJ “Believe the whisperings of God to your own heart.” A glimpse into the life of Mary MacKillop, whose faith and vision shines a light for our living in today’s world[...]
May
27
Mon
6:00 pm A week with the Carmelite Saints @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
A week with the Carmelite Saints @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 2 @ 1:30 pm
Presenter: Fr Aloysius Rego, OCD How can the Carmelite Saints guide us in our journey to intimacy with God? The Carmelite Saints have much to offer us in our journey to God. Three of them[...]

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.

Contact details:

Tel: (02) 8795 3400
Fax: (02) 9603 1007
E-Mail: retreats@carmelite.com
Website: http://www.carmeliteretreats.com.au

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.