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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call Mount Alvernia if you have a time-sensitive question. The telephone is the preferred contact method.
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
Monthly One-Day Retreat
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.||16-18||Sacred Heart Kairos|
|Jan.||18-20||Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekend - Marriage Preparation. Registration: 845-298-4772. See Marriage Preparation for Engaged Couples for information.|
|Jan||24-27||Tres Dias (Men)|
|Jan||28-Feb.1||Brothers of St. Gregory|
|Feb||1-3||St. Denis Parish Retreat (Men)|
|Feb||8-10||NY Archdiocese Diaconate Retreat|
|Feb.||12||Monthly Retreat Day (9AM-3PM). See one-day retreats.|
|Feb||15-17||Inter-Community Formation Retreat|
|Feb||28-Mar.3||Tres Dias (Women)|
|Mar.||4-7||Priests' Retreat Eparchy of Stamford|
|Mar.||7-10||St. Joseph Hill H.S.||Mar.||12||Monthly Retreat Day (9AM-3PM). See one-day retreats.|
|Mar.||15-17||Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekend - Marriage Preparation. Registration: 845-298-4772. See Marriage Preparation for Engaged Couples for information.|
|Mar.||22-24||Inter-Community Formation Workshop|
|Mar.||28-Apr.1||Tres Dias (Men)|
|Apr.||9||Monthly Retreat Day (9AM-3PM). See one-day retreats.||Apr.||11||NY Archdiocese Catechetical Meeting|
|Apr.||12-14||Inter-Community Formation Workshop|
|Apr.||17-19||Christ the King Triduum Retreat|
|Apr.||26-28||Matt Talbot (Men)|
|May||4-11||Carmelite Novices' Retreat|
|May||11-13||Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish||May||14||Monthly Retreat Day (9AM-3PM). See one-day retreats.|
|May||17-19||Tres Dias (Women)|
|May||24-26||St. Therese Parish|
|June||May 31-June 2||Matt Talbot (Women)|
|June||7-9||Matthew's Prayer Group|
|June||9-16||St. Stanislaus Parish|
|June||11||Monthly Retreat Day (9AM-3PM). See one-day retreats.|
|June||17-21||OFM Immaculate Conception Province Chapter|
|June||21-23||Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekend - Marriage Preparation. Registration: 845-298-4772. See Marriage Preparation for Engaged Couples for information.|
|June||29-31||Sisters Guide by Grace|
|July||1-7||Brothers of St. Gregory|
|July||14-19||Sisters' Retreat. See Sisters Summer Retreat for information.|
|July||19-21||Eleven Step Retreat|
|July||26-28||Deacons Diocese of Bridgeport|
|July||28-Aug.2||Christian Brothers' Retreat|
|Aug.||2-4||Our Lady of Angela Retreat|
|Aug.||9-11||John Henry Retreat|
|Aug.||23-25||St. Adalbert SFO|
|Aug.||30-Sept.1||Holy Innocents' Parish|
|Sept.||6-8||St. Joseph's Parish Retreat|
|Sept.||7-9||St. Matthew Prayer Group|
|Sept.||12-15||Tres Dias (Men)|
|Sept.||20-22||Inter-Community Formation Workshop|
|Sept.||26-27||Convent of Sacred Heart H.S.|
|Sept.||27-29||St. Francis Young Adults|
|Oct.||4-6||Secular Franciscan (FSO) Retreat|
|Oct.||10-13||Tres Dias (Women)|
|Oct.||21-24||Capuchin Friars Retreat|
|Oct.||29-31||Vicars for Religious|
|Nov.||15-17||John Henry Retreat|
|Nov.||22-24||Sisters Guided by Grace|
|Nov.||29-Dec. 1||Five Feasts of the Child Jesus Retreat|
|Dec||1||Christmas Party Catholic Engaged Encounter|
|Dec.||6-8||Matt Talbot (Women)|
|Dec.||12-15||St. Joseph Hill H.S.|
Schedule for the Retreat Day: 8:30-9:15AM Breakfast, 9:30AM First Conference, 10:30-11AM Sacrament of Reconciliation, 11:15-11:45AM Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 12 Noon Lunch, 1:15PM Second Conference, 2PM Mass and Closing.
Fee: $30 for individuals and $50 for couples. Park in the back of the Retreat Center and enter using the Lower Level ramp door.
|February 12||Two More New Saints: St. Gianna Molla (Mother and Pediatrician +1962), St. Guiseppe Moscato (Physician +1927)|
|March 12||Living Lent|
|April 9||Living Holy Week and Easter|
|May 14||Still Two More Saints: St. Pier Giorgio Frassati (+1925), St. Edith Stein (+1942)|
|June 11||The Eucharist: Conference 1- The Tabernacle: Holy of Holies, Conference 2- Eucharistic Etiquette|
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.