Retreats and Facilities
Please note: We are currently not scheduling any group or private retreats until 2018.
Mount Carmel Center is open to anyone with a desire to grow and learn from the rich Carmelite tradition of prayer and contemplation. Come experience the Center through a private retreat or with your own small group. The Center is available Monday through Saturday afternoon. The Center is closed and not open to retreats of any kind on Sundays, holidays, or the 1st Monday of each month.
A small chapel and a larger chapel are at hand for group and individual use, and the wooded grounds are spacious. Meal service is available upon request.
A small library, pool, lounge, dining hall and 2 meeting rooms (for up to 40 people) are available. Our prayer chapel is an inviting, intimate space. Join in daily Mass at 7am during the week and at 8am during the weekends.
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You are welcome to make a private retreat at Mount Carmel Center. Advance notice is required. Individuals may come to spend a few hours or a number of days in private prayer and reflection. We schedule only a few private retreats at a time to maintain the silence of the monastery.
Overnight: $45 a night. Lunch will be provided for you. For breakfast and dinner it is recommended that you bring some food items with you. A refrigerator and microwave are available for your use.
Day retreat: Less than 8 hrs with one meal is $25*.
We have simple, rustic accommodations for up to 20. There are 2 dormitories.
- The small dorm can house up to 10 and has 4 private rooms and 2 doubles.
- The setting for the large dorm is dormitory style with partitions between each room. It can house up to 12 and has 5 doubles and 2 singles.
- Each dorm has a shared bathroom.
Groups may bring in their own retreat master or arrange with the friars for a directed retreat. If you schedule to have one of the fathers speak at your group retreat, the customary stipend is $100 per hour long conference.
Overnight: $45* per person a night. To add meals is $10 additional per person per meal.
Day retreat: $25* per person. To add meals for groups is $10 additional per person per meal.
In an effort to be more efficient, reduce waste, and stress on limited staff, Mount Carmel Center now requires that groups and individuals reserving our facility send 50% of their total due at least 72 hours in advance of their event. For groups this includes sending your total number of attendees and your retreat schedule. The deposit is non refundable.
Mount Carmel Center reserves the right to cancel your event should this requirement not be met.
Groups arriving on Saturday must arrive no earlier than 9am.
Individual retreatants must arrive during office hours: Monday-Friday between 10am and 4pm.
For more information, please contact Mary at (214) 331-6224 ext. 114 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org