Retreats and Facilities
Mount Carmel Center is both a Monastery and retreat house. It’s 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 for retreats Monday through Saturday. We are closed on Sundays and holidays. We do not offer social services such as temporary housing, financial assistance or accommodations for sabbaticals.
FYI for those who have trouble with stairs: Unfortunately we don’t have any rooms downstairs and we do not have an elevator. All our accommodations are upstairs.
We have both a small and large chapel for group and individual use, and the wooded grounds are spacious. Meal service for groups is available upon request.
A small library, pool, dining hall and 2 meeting rooms (for up to 40 people) are available. Our prayer chapel is an inviting, intimate space.
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Individual Private Retreats
You are welcome to make a private retreat at Mount Carmel Center. We ask that you call at least 2 weeks from the date you are requesting. 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.
Individual Retreat Cost:
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 22. There are 2 dormitories. Dormitory layout (black boxes indicate locations of beds)
- 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.
Group Retreat Cost:
Overnight: $45* per person a night. To add meals is $15 additional per person per meal.
Day retreat: $25* per person. To add meals for groups is $15 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 the Administrative Assistant at (214) 331-6224 ext. 114 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours are Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm. The office is closed on holidays.