The centre is a place of welcome for local groups and families.  Feel free to join and participate in the activities below.  If you have a suggestion for a new activity consistent with the spirit of the centre we would love to hear from you – contact us.

Silver Screen (First Saturday of every month)

owl-on-book-mdThe Silver Screen at Avila meets the first Saturday of every month at 7.30pm. Discover Gospel values and the meaning of life  through the medium of film, led by Noel O’Connor OCD.

There are refreshments and discussion after each showing.  Suggested offering: €5.00 per session.

 

Monday Meditation (Second and Fourth Monday of every month)

IntroMedMonday Meditation has developed from the Meditation for Beginners courses that take place regularly in Avila.  However you are welcome to join the Monday Meditation even if you have not attended one of the courses. Monday Meditation sessions will continue on Monday 10th  and 24th  April at 7.30pm.

 Why not join us and share the experience of meditation with others?

Discalced Carmelite Secular Order (Fourth Saturday of every month)

TeresianGThe Discalced Carmelite Secular Order is a group of lay people, also known as Secular Carmelites or OCDS, who feel attracted to live the spirit of the   Carmelite Rule in their lay situation. The following excerpts from the OCDS Constitutions explain something of their way of life:

Carmelite Seculars, together with the Friars and Nuns, are sons and daughters of the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Teresa of Jesus. As a result, they share the same charism with the religious, each according to their particular state of life. It is one family with the same spiritual possessions, the same call to holiness and the same apostolic mission. Secular members contribute to the Order the benefits proper to their secular state of life. The members of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites are faithful members of the Church, called to live “in allegiance to Jesus Christ” through “friendship with the One we know loves us” and in service to the Church. Under the protection of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, in the biblical tradition of the prophet Elijah and inspired by the teachings of St Teresa of Jesus and St John of the Cross, they seek to deepen their Christian commitment received in baptism.

Two groups of the Discalced Carmelite Secular Order meet at Avila on the fourth Saturday of each month (St Elijah Group at 9.30 am and St Joseph Group at 2.00 pm). For further information please contact the President of either group in writing c/o Avila.

Alzheimer Café Donnybrook (Second Thursday of every month)

The Alzheimer CafeThe Alzheimer Café Donnybrook is a safe and relaxed place where people with dementia, their families and friends, and health and social care professionals come together for a unique blend of education and support. It is a forum where people can share experiences and talk about dementia. Anyone who is affected by dementia is welcome to come to the Alzheimer Cafe Evening. It takes place once a month at the Avila Carmelite Centre and is free-of-charge. The Avila Centre, located off Morehampton Road, has plenty of free parking.

  • Date: The second Thursday of every month
  • Time: 7pm–9pm
  • Venue: Avila Carmelite Centre, Bloomfield Ave, Morehampton Rd, Dublin 4

More information about the Alzheimer Café.

Charismatic Prayer Meeting (Every Wednesday)

The Avila prayer group holds its weekly meeting on Wednesday evenings at 8.00 pm. For more information about the prayer group please visit the group’s website