Welcome to Mount Alvernia's Web Site!

Mount Alvernia Retreat Center is a ministry of the Franciscan Friars of the N.Y. Province of the Immaculate Conception. The Center conducts and hosts spiritual programs for persons of all faiths, although its major focus is Roman Catholic spirituality. It has served the community since 1968.  It is located in the village of Wappinger Falls, New York, on 204 acres overlooking the Hudson Valley in Dutchess County.

To contact Mount Alvernia Retreat Center, call (845) 297-5706 ext. 112 or send a fax to (845) 298-0309 Attn: Retreat Center. Or send e-mail to mtalverniaretreat@gmail.com.  

Retreats are scheduled throughout the year and their topics vary. All faiths are invited to attend. In addition to retreats, Mount Alvernia offers numerous services, events, and activities. 

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The Mount Alvernia Annual Lighting Ceremony is on Sunday, December 11, 2016 (third Sunday of Advent) at 7PM. The ceremony includes Advent Vespers followed by an Advent Christmas concert presented by the Our Lady of Lourdes High School choir from Poughkeepsie, NY. The ceremony concludes with the annual lighting of Mount Alvernia. Refreshments will follow. All are welcome.

These lights will shine each day from December 11th to January 8th (Little Christmas or the Epiphany).We invite you to dedicate a light, symbol of faith and hope, in honor or in memory of a loved one, a family member or friend--living or deceased. They will be remembered during this time in each Mass that is celebrated and in the community prayer. A donation of $10.00 is asked for each person remembered to help defray the enormous cost of lights. To enroll your family member or friend, complete and return this form.

May His peace be with you and your family.

The Friars at Mount Alvernia

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We invite your comments, suggestions, and inquiries. Please send your e-mail to Mount Alvernia Retreat Center at mtalverniaretreat@gmail.com

For information about Monastery of St. Clare, visit the St. Clare website at www.poorclaresny.com.

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This site was updated as of 11/20/16.
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