Saturday 26th of July 2014
Avila Carmelite Centre, Dublin

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Community:(May 2014)

Fr Vincent O’Hara, OCD (Prior), Fr James Noonan, OCD (First Councillor), Fr Stan Callanan, OCD, Fr Eugene McCaffrey, OCD, Fr Tom Stone, OCD, Br Noel O’Connor, OCD, Fr Alfonso Zurdo (Castille Province – Studies),  Fr Joseph Vellanal, OCD (Delhi Province – Studies), Fr Jerome Paluku, OCD (Congo – Studies).

Avila Carmelite centre of Spirituality

Schedule of Services:

Masses: From Mon - Fri: 6.00 p.m. - (Evening Prayer follows the Mass)
Sat: 12 pm;  Sunday: 11.30am
Holy Days of Obligation: Mon - Fri: 6 p.m.; Sat: 12.00

Retreats & Events:

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Avila Carmelite Centre, Bloomfield Avenue, Morehampton Road, Dublin 4, Ireland
Tel: +353 1 6430200 ; Fax: +353 1 643 0281 ; Email:
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avila mapBuses: 39A 46A, 145
Aircoach Service to/from Dublin Airport (Hampton Hotel stop)

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About us: The new Avila centre opened in late November 2006. The focus in the new centre is on day retreats and courses. There is accommodation for self-catering retreats with eight en-suite rooms and two hermitages. Spiritual accompaniment is available from community members.



Regular Events At Avila Retreat Centre:



St Teresa of Avila's Interior Castle


Selected chapters of Interior Castle will be taken each month. There will be a short presentation followed by reading a chapter and a discussion.

Attendance is free.  Participants will require the book of the The Interior Castle.  This can be bought from Catholic bookshops or online.
The willingness to share one’s reflections on the book is essential for participation.

Second Tuesday of each month at 7.30 p.m.  
The Silver Screen
Discovering Gospel values and the meaning of life in film.

- with Br. Noel O’Connor OCD

First Saturday of each month at 7.30 p.m.
Book and Poetry Club Reading for Inspiration
with Fr Eugene McCaffrey OCD


Carmelite Secular Order

Two groups of the Discalced Carmelite Secular Order meet at Avila.For further information please contact the President of either group in writing c/o Avila.

4th Sat of each month (St Elijah Group at 9.30 a.m. and St Joseph Group at 2.00 p.m.)

Charismatic Prayer Meeting Avila is also home to two Secular Order groups and a thriving Charismatic Prayer Meeting. The Prayer Meeting has been in existence since the 70s and attracts a large number of people for its Wednesday night (8.00 p.m.) meeting. For more about it, please visit the meeting website - Avila Charismatic Prayer Meeting Wednesday night (8.00 p.m.)
The Alzheimer Café

The Alzheimer Café is a safe and relaxed place where people with dementia, their families and health and social care professionals come together for a unique blend of education and support. It is a forum where people can exchange experiences and talk about dementia.

The Alzheimer Cafe is held on the second Thursday of every month
Time and venue: 7pm - 9pm, Avila Carmelite Centre, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
Conference of Religious in Ireland The former Avila building is now home to the Conference of Religious in Ireland.
The Conference of Religious of Ireland (CORI) is an organisation which serves the leadership of religious congregations. It encourages and facilitates leaders, and their members, to fulfil the Gospel mission in an ever changing world. For more information about CORI, click here



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Buses: 39A 46A, 145
Aircoach Service to/from Dublin Airport
(Hampton Hotel stop)

Last Updated on Monday, 26 May 2014 11:14