Day Retreats

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

April 28: Along the Enchanted Way

 Reflection on the spirituality of the poetry of Patrick Kavanagh.

- Vincent O’Hara OCD

May 12: Praying with Christian Mystics

The Christian of the future will be a mystic or will not exist at all.

Annetta Maguire OCDS & Eugene McCaffrey OCD


* Sunday Special * May 13: Zen Gifts to Christians

The meeting of different religions, sharing gifts and finding fresh ways to spread the Good News.

Robert Kennedy SJ

€50 (light lunch included), Booking essential. Please Note: this is a silent retreat.

June 9: The Birth of the Church.

The Church was born in prayer, through the coming of the Holy Spirit.

Elizabeth Fitzpatrick OFM


14 July: A Day for Families

 Challenges and Opportunities to mark the World Meeting of Families: Dublin 2018

Let’s talk Family! Let’s be Family!

 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.

Upcoming Retreat Dates

May 28th – June 3rd          Alacoque O’Reilly OCDS & Felix Okolo OCD

June 11th -17th                   Jennifer McAleer & Eugene McCaffrey OCD

July 16th – 22nd                  Christina Gordon OCDS & Vincent O’Hara OCD

July 30 – August 5              Clodagh Plunkett & Noel O’Connor OCD

Offering; €350.00

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