Welcome

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

Avila Retreat Center, sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina, is a non-profit, religious, ecumenical center providing a unique retreat environment.

In God we live and move and have our being.

Avila Retreat Center offers a variety of retreats including: couples retreats, preached retreats, conference retreats, spiritual retreats, engaged couples retreats, guided retreats, directed retreats, individual retreats, weekend retreats, personal retreats, religious retreats, special program retreats, group retreats, private retreats, hosted retreats – “A Retreat Suitable For Everyone”

Every retreat includes our “southern hospitality”, home-cooked meals, competent staff, and many amenities to make your stay rewarding and successful.

Groups, couples, and individuals of all denominations seeking a peaceful and reflective setting are welcome.

Our retreat center provides a quiet, reflective environment most suitable for parish meetings, workshops, business seminars, and renewal programs.

“The day I awakened,
I saw all things
in God and God in all things” – Mechtild