Growing in the ways of prayer
Upcoming Events
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 @ 10:30 am
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[...]
6:00 pm Directed retreat @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Directed retreat @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 2 @ 1:30 pm
A time of reflection and prayer on your own spiritual journey with the help of a director. This retreat provides participants with an opportunity to prayerfully reflect on their own spiritual journey with the assistance[...]
Jun
1
Sat
10:00 am He does not want us to despise o... @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
He does not want us to despise o... @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Presenter: Sheila Upjohn The day explores the reasons 14th century book by Julian of Norwich has become so relevant in the 21st century. The assurance of God’s unconditional love for us, given to Julian of[...]
Jun
14
Fri
6:00 pm The Light of Hope and Peace @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
The Light of Hope and Peace @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 16 @ 1:30 pm
Presenter: John Charadia and artist tutors “Flesh and spirit, concealment and revelation, time and eternity, divine glory and vulnerability: these contradictions are all wrapped in the holy gift of Christmas.” Verna Holyhead Participants will explore[...]
Jul
5
Fri
6:00 pm A Spiritual Pot Pourri @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
A Spiritual Pot Pourri @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 7 @ 1:15 pm
Presenter: Bishop Peter Ingham A Pot Pourri is a mixture of flowers, herbs and spices in a sachet or bowl to provide a gentle natural scent. Here it will be an unusual/interesting mixture of things[...]
Jul
6
Sat
10:00 am The quest of being united and tr... @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
The quest of being united and tr... @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Presenter: Fr Ferdinand De La Cruz, OCD “Our call to be transformed into God is call to enter into a God-loving life.” John says, “When the soul is transformed and glowing interiorly with the Fire[...]
Jul
8
Mon
6:00 pm Living the gifts and fruits of t... @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Living the gifts and fruits of t... @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 14 @ 1:15 pm
Presenter: Bishop David Walker Since the Spirit is our life, let us be directed by the Spirit (Gal 5:25). So then, brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to[...]

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
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.