Day Retreats

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

January 26

Rekindling the Wonder of the Present Moment.
This will be a day of quiet retreat to nourish the soul and explore how the combined practice of mindfulness, prayer and spirituality can lead to transformation.
Pamela-Maria O’Reilly M.Sc. 

 February 2

Day for Consecrated Life.
To coincide with the annual celebration of Consecrated Life, this reflective day will focus on the witness given by consecrated people and their role in building up the kingdom of God.
Open to all.
Avila Team 

February 23

Mother Teresa – Prophet or Plaster Saint?
This retreat will go behind the stereotypical images of Mother Teresa and present the life and legacy of the real woman rather than the ‘plaster saint’. It will explore issues like: Who is the real Mother Teresa? What are her main messages? How do these apply to us today? To what extent can she help us on the path to the creation of a just society?
Dr John Scally


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 counselling nor a scripture study group.

Suggested Offering €400

May 27 – June 2 (Alacoque O’Reilly OCDS and Felix Okolo OCD)
June 10 – June 16 (Jennifer McAleer, Tom Stone OCD and Frank Gallagher OCD) 
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 Friday 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 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 an overnight stay