Mount Alvernia Retreat Center offers retreats throughout the year. All faiths are invited to attend. Over 6500 persons retreat to Mt. Alvernia each year. Retreat and workshop subjects include—but are not limited to—healing for the physically ill, spiritual, marriage enrichment, addictions, and abuse. Individuals, couples, and groups may attend the retreats. Children may also attend the healing retreats. The typical retreat lasts for two-and-half days (Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday).
For weekend retreat descriptions and scheduling information, see the retreat and workshop schedule.
For information about one-day retreats, see monthly one-day retreats.
All retreats require registration. To register, please telephone the Mount Alvernia Retreat Office at (845) 297-5706, ext. 112 or send e-mail to email@example.com. If you have special dietetic needs, you must indicate them when you telephone or include them in your e-mail. (For weekend retreats retreatants are also reminded to sign-in upon arrival at 7PM on Friday evenings.) The center is handicap accessible and includes an elevator for those retreatants who are unable to use the stairs. If you use a service dog, please call ahead to make special arrangements; otherwise, no pets or exotic animals are allowed.
If your group is interested in attending a retreat, your group coordinator should contact the Mount Alvernia Retreat Office for registration and accommodation information. Group coordinators must confirm the approximate number of retreatants at least one week prior to the retreat date.
Rates and fees for various retreats:
Please contact Mount Alvernia Retreat Office for the latest rate information. Personal checks are accepted; make checks payable to Mt. Alvernia Retreat Center. Mount Alvernia, a non-profit organization, does not deny attendance because of a person’s lack of financial resources. Deposits will be returned if a scheduled retreat is under-subscribed.
Additional information about accommodations, meal times, dietetic needs, etc. is listed in the Miscellaneous section below. If you have additional questions, please contact the Mount Alvernia Retreat Office at (845) 297-5706 ext. 112.
For travel information, see visitor's information and directions.
For a virtual tour, view the Mount Alvernia Experience topic on YouTube.
|Jan||4-6||Convent School of Sacred Heart Kairos Retreat, NY|
|Jan||7||One-Day Marriage Preparation (Pre-Cana/Session I) 9AM-4PM. Registration: 212-371-1000, ext.3185. See also marriage preparation.||Jan||6-8||Young Adult Retreat - Quo Vadis (silent)|
|Jan||17||Monthly Retreat Day (9AM-3PM). See one-day retreats.|
|Jan||19-21||Tres Dias Men's Retreat. See the Tres Dias website for information.|
|Jan||23-27||Brothers of St. Gregory Convocation|
|Jan||26||Franciscan Secular Order (FSO) Monthly Gathering|
|Jan||27-29||Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekend - Marriage Preparation. Registration: 845-298-4772. See engaged encounter for information.|
|Feb||3-5||Diaconate Formation Retreat, Archdiocese of NY|
|Feb||7||Monthly Retreat Day (9AM-3PM). See one-day retreats.|
|Feb||10-12||St. Francis NYC Young Adult Retreat|
|Feb||11||One-Day Marriage Preparation (Pre-Cana/Session II) 9AM-4PM. Registration: 212-371-1000, ext.3185. See also marriage preparation.||Feb||17-19||AGNA Men's 12 Step Retreat|
|Feb||23||Franciscan Secular Order (FSO) Monthly Gathering|
|Feb||23-26||Tres Dias Women's Retreat.|
|Feb||27-Mar 3||Clergy Retreat, Diocese of Stamford|
|Mar||3-5||Al-Anon / Women's 12 Step Retreat|
|Mar||4||One-Day Marriage Preparation (Pre-Cana/Session I) 9AM-4PM. Registration: 212-371-1000, ext.3185. See also marriage preparation.||Mar||9-12||St. Joseph Hill Kairos Retreat, Staten Island, NY|
|Mar||14||Monthly Retreat Day (9AM-3PM). See one-day retreats.|
|Mar||17-18||Women's Kairos outside prison ministry|
|Mar||17-19||Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekend - Marriage Preparation. Registration: 845-298-4772. See engaged encounter for information.|
|Mar||17-19||Penitent Brothers retreat|
|Mar||23-26||Cursillo Men's retreat|
|Mar||23||Franciscan Secular Order (FSO) Monthly Gathering|
|Mar||30-Apr 2||Tres Dias Men's Retreat|
|Apr||6||Lenten Catechist Evening Retreat|
|Apr||8||One-Day Marriage Preparation (Pre-Cana/Session I) 9AM-4PM. Registration: 212-371-1000, ext.3185. See also marriage preparation.||Apr||7-9||Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekend - Marriage Preparation. Registration: 845-298-4772. See engaged encounter for information.|
|Apr||13-16||Easter Triduum, Christ the King Church, Bronx, NY|
|Apr||17-20||Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn Convocation|
|Apr||20-23||Cursillo Women's retreat|
|Apr||24-27||Inter Community Formation Convocation|
|Apr||25||Monthly Retreat Day (9AM-3PM). See one-day retreats.|
|Apr||27||Franciscan Secular Order (FSO) Monthly Gathering|
|Apr||28-30||Matt Talbot Men's 12 Step Retreat|
|May||5-7||Fellowship Retreat Men's 12 Step|
|May||11-14||Cursillo - Chinese, Archdiocese of NY|
|May||16||Monthly Retreat Day (9AM-3PM). See one-day retreats.|
|May||18-21||Tres Dias Women's Retreat|
|May||19-26||Carmelite Novice Retreat (Friary)|
|May||25||Franciscan Secular Order (FSO) Monthly Gathering|
|May||26-28||St. Therese Prayer Group, Brooklyn, NY|
|May||30-31||Catechetical Office Staff|
|June||2-4||Matt Talbot Women's 12 Step Retreat|
|June||2-4||Neo Catechumenal Way|
|June||3||June||5-9||Carmelite Novice Retreat|
|June||16-18||Guided by Grace Women's Retreat|
|June||20||Monthly Retreat Day (9AM-3PM). See one-day retreats.|
|June||22||Franciscan Secular Order (FSO) Monthly Gathering|
|June||23-25||St. Adalbert FSO Retreat|
|June||26-30||Holy Redeemer Post Confirmation Retreat Camp WNY, NJ|
|June||30-July 2||St. Matthew Prayer Group, Brooklyn, NY|
|July||1||One-Day Marriage Preparation (Pre-Cana/Session II) 9AM-4PM. Registration: 212-371-1000, ext.3185. See also marriage preparation.||July||7-9|
|July||9-14||Inter Congregation Sisters Retreat|
|July||14-16||12 Step Men's / NA.AA Retreat|
|July||17-22||Brothers of St. Gregory|
|July||23-29||Icon Writers Retreat|
|Aug||4-6||O. L. Angels FSO Retreat||Aug||7-10||Franciscans Living in Community F.L.I.C Retreat||Aug||11-13||Deacons and Wives, Bridgeport Diocese||Aug||18-20||12 Step Men's AGNA Retreat|
|Aug||25-27||Holy Innocents Church, Brooklyn, NY|
The morning session of our Retreat Days this year will screen a film each month on the theme of Gospel life or the life of a particular saint in the "great cloud of witnesses to Christ and the Gospel" (Heb:12:1). The afternoon session will consist of a discussion on how Christians are called to image Christ in the world today: "You are the salt of the earth, you are the light of the world" (Matt 5:13-16).
More about the Retreat Day: 9AM Continental breakfast, 9:30AM Film, 11AM "Soaking Prayer" and Adoration, opportunity for Reconciliation, 12PM Lunch, 1:15PM discussion, 2PM Mass and Closing. Donation of $30 for an individual, $50 for spouses or family members. Park in the back of the Retreat Center and enter using the Lower Level ramp door.
|Dates||Spring 2017 Descriptions|
|January 17||St. Teresa of Kolkata|
|February 7||Jerzy Popielusko|
|March 14||The Scarlet and the Black|
|April 25||St. Maximilan Kolbe|
|May 16||St. Junipero Serra|
|June 20||St. Teresa Benedicta (Edith Stein)|
These days are welcome rest from our busy lives and burdensome schedules. Mt. Alvernia provides a quiet setting to "come away" and be spiritually refreshed by the silence.
Any weekday--From 8AM to 3PM--without a schedule to follow--pray, read, journal, rest. Come for a morning or stay the day.
You are welcome to enjoy the grounds, chapel, and facilities of the Retreat Center. Bring a bag lunch or make
the day one of fasting from food, talking, and noise! Refreshments are provided.
Phone Registration is required, free will offering. Please call (845)297-5706, extension 112. Mass at 8AM is optional.
Free parking is available in the back lot.
Retreatants are required to pre-register with a nonrefundable desposit of $25.00 to reserve
their places. For information, use the
Retreatants need to sign-in upon arrival at 7 PM on Friday evenings. (Departure time is after lunch on Sunday.)
Meals for weekend retreats
An elevator is available for those retreatants who are unable to use the stairs. If you use a service dog, please call ahead to make special arrangements; otherwise, no pets or exotic animals are allowed.
The gym is no longer available for sports.