Avila Retreat Center is currently closed for renovations – We are sorry for the inconvenience.

We hope to serve you again soon

For additional information please call 919-821-9711

“Truly One of Durham, North Carolina’s Best Kept Secrets”

“In God we live and move and have our being.” – Acts of the Apostles, 17:28

Avila Retreat Center, sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, is a non-profit, religious, ecumenical center providing a unique retreat environment.  Groups, couples, and individuals of all denominations seeking a peaceful and reflective setting are welcome.  Every retreat includes our “Southern” hospitality, home-cooked meals, friendly and helpful staff, and many amenities to make your stay beneficial.

Our retreat center provides a tranquil, comfortable, and natural environment that has hosted parish meetings, workshops, business seminars, and renewal programs.  Avila is available for various retreat formats, including: couples retreats, preached retreats, conference retreats, spiritual retreats, engaged couples’ retreats, guided retreats, directed retreats, individual/personal retreats, weekend retreats, religious retreats, special program retreats, group retreats, private retreats, hosted retreats – in short, a retreat suitable for everyone!

“The day I awakened,
I saw all things in God,
and God in all things.”  — Mechtild of Magdeburg