Day Retreats

Day Retreats (10am – 4pm). Please bring a packed lunch. Tea & coffee are provided. Suggested Offering €25 unless stated.

        October 6: The Way of Wisdom

Dr Brian Dooney

‘Where is the wisdom we have lost in
knowledge?’ (T.S. Eliot)
A day to explore our own wisdom and
learning, with the help of the poets and

October 20: The Pursuit of Happiness and Identity

Dr Marie Murray

Who am I? What is the meaning of life?
In a world of unhealthy narcissism; in a time when anger is often unbalanced;
in the search for hope, respect, compassion and humanity,
how can we find ourselves, heal ourselves and be ourselves as
we would wish to be?


Individually Guided Retreats

It is a gentle four or six day time of reflection on scripture and prayer. Participants meet with their guide each day to share their reflection on scripture and how it relates to their life.  No expertise is needed… just a desire to deepen one’s inner life.  It is important to point out that a Individually Guided Retreat is not counseling nor a scripture study group.

Private Retreats

There are eight bedrooms for guests who wish to make a private retreat. Every room is en suite and one is adapted for people living with disability or using a wheelchair. Each room has a chair/table and armchair and ample wardrobe facilities. There are also facilities for tea-making in each room. Private retreats are self- catering. Breakfast cereals are provided. The kitchenette has a cooker and microwave, pots and pans for cooking, and facilities for washing and ironing clothes. There are a number of supermarkets within a five to ten minute walk of Avila.

Offering; €50.00 per day including overnight stay