Growing in the ways of prayer
Upcoming Events
Sep
27
Fri
6:00 pm Freedom to rejoice! @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Freedom to rejoice! @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 29 @ 1:15 pm
Presenter: Fr Gerard Moran, OCD Entangled in the web of desire, how can we escape to the joy of self-giving? Can John of the Cross help? John’s daring escape from the monastery prison on the[...]
6:00 pm Write a Byzantine Icon @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Write a Byzantine Icon @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 29 @ 1:15 pm
Presenter: Anna Prifti Join us to paint an icon while listening to the birds at Mt Carmel. Workshop Outline – Foundation * How to prime, sketch, water gild and paint an icon. * The traditional[...]
Oct
5
Sat
10:00 am “Where have you hidden?” @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
“Where have you hidden?” @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Presenter: Sr Nory Ordiz, CM The Atheist declares “God does not exist” The reluctant Christian pronounces “God exists…but he seems absent” St. John of the Cross proclaims “God is hidden…” On this retreat, The ‘Spiritual[...]
Nov
2
Sat
10:00 am Prayer @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Prayer @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Presenter: Mr Geoff Stumbles How do we pray in the middle of a very busy and hectic life? How do we pray to cope with loss and grief and tragedy? This retreat in the context[...]
Nov
15
Fri
6:00 pm Holiness @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Holiness @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 17 @ 1:15 pm
Presenter: Bishop Greg Homeming, OCD The Holy Father in Gaudate et Exsulltati has called us to Christian holiness. We will spend time pondering holiness, what it means and what we shall do to become contemporary[...]
Dec
7
Sat
10:00 am “I will give you a future and a ... @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
“I will give you a future and a ... @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Presenter: Fr Gerard Moran, OCD The bright November sun cannot illumine places of dark shadow accessible only to the uncreated light of Christ: Come Lord Jesus! We allow the beauty of ritual and Word 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.

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

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.