June 15  

Giving Thanks: The Psychological Power of Gratitude  

  It is good to be grateful and the practice of gratitude has long been recognised within ‘positive psychology’ as having significant psychotherapeutic benefits. This gentle reflective day will explore the transformative power of ‘giving thanks’.
Dr Marie Murray  


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 an individually Guided Retreat is not counselling nor a scripture study group.
Suggested Offering €400      

  July 15 – July 21:    (Christina Gordon OCDS and Vincent O’Hara OCD)  

July 29 – August 4:   (Clodagh Plunkett and Noel O’Connor OCD) 




 Weekend Special

August 30 – September 1  

Begins on Friday at 7.30 pm. Ends at lunchtime on Sunday.
Suggested Offering €75 (includes light lunch on Saturday)      

Jesus Christ, our way to the Father
This reflective weekend will look at Christ through the lens of St Teresa of Avila and St John of the Cross
Iain Matthew OCD 


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 a 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; €55.00 per day including an overnight stay