“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