Growing in the ways of prayer
Upcoming Events
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[...]
Aug
3
Sat
10:00 am The Love That Keeps Us Sane: A D... @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
The Love That Keeps Us Sane: A D... @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Presenter: Br Phillip Tay, OCD Making choices that keep us sane and rooted in God We live in a world that moves and runs like a roller coaster. Sometimes the circumstances of our lives bring[...]
Aug
9
Fri
6:00 pm Facing Today’s Spectre of Meanin... @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Facing Today’s Spectre of Meanin... @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 11 @ 1:15 pm
Presenter: Fr Paul Maunder, OCD “I have given you power to tread underfoot serpents and scorpions and the whole strength of the enemy… Yet do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you; rejoice rather,[...]
Sep
14
Sat
10:00 am Prayer @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Prayer @ Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
Sep 14 @ 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[...]

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.