Family Day at Avila Carmelite Centre, 14th july 2018

 A very enjoyable day was had by all at the Family Day, at the
Avila Carmelite Centre, Saturday 14th July 2018.


Etty Hillesum; A Life Transformed

Patrick Woodhouse, Author, Lecturer & Spiritual Guide

Friday 27 July at 7.30pm & Saturday 28 July  (10am - 4pm)

The extraordinary story of a young woman who affirmed the goodness of life in the face of unspeakable evil.

'An utterly distinctive modern chronicle of conversion: a Confessions of St Augustine for our own day'. (Archbishop Rowan Williams)

€50 (light lunch included)



September 2018 - May 2017:  We are delighted to announce that our extended course this year will be Word on Fire by Bishop Robert Barron.

For the first time in breath-taking, high definition cinema - tography, the beauty and truth of the Catholic Faith is illustrated in a rich multimedia experience.Journey with acclaimed author, speaker and theologian Robert Barron in more than 50 locations throughout 15 countries.

The course will take place every second Thursday evening at 7.30pm. The suggested offering is €250. Further details are available from reception (01) 6430200.


Family Day at Avila - Saturday 14th July 2018 

Residential Individual Guided Retreats

July 16th - 22nd, 
Christina Gordon OCDS & Vincent O’Hara OCD

July 30 - August 5,
Clodagh Plunkett & Noel O’Connor OCD

Suggested offering €350 per retreat.  To book ring us on (01) 6430200 (office hours 9am - 5.30pm).


2017/2018 School of Prayer

The 2017/2018 School of Prayer has just finished.  We were delighted with the response to the nine month course.

There were thirty two participants and twelve speakers, covering a wide range of topics.  The participants entered fully into the experience and were greatly enriched by the variety of input, mutual support and encouragement they received on the journey of prayer.

Perhaps the overall experience was the realisation that 'one of the best ways to pray is to be with people who pray'.

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Regular Events -  Avila Carmelite Centre

Regular Events 7.30 pm

  • Monday Meditation: Second & Fourth Monday of the month
  • Poetry / Book Club: First Tuesday of the month
  • The Silver Screen: First Saturday of the month
  • Charismatic Prayer Meeting: every Wednesday (8.00 pm)
  • Secular Order meeting Fourth Saturday of the month. Information available on request.