Welcome to Mount Alvernia's Web Site!

Mount Alvernia Retreat Center is a ministry of the Franciscan Friars of the N.Y. Province of the Immaculate Conception. The Center conducts and hosts spiritual programs for persons of all faiths, although its major focus is Roman Catholic spirituality. It has served the community since 1968.  It is located in the village of Wappinger Falls, New York, on 204 acres overlooking the Hudson Valley in Dutchess County.

To contact Mount Alvernia Retreat Center, call (845) 297-5706 ext. 112 or send a fax to (845) 298-0309 Attn: Retreat Center. Or send e-mail to mtalverniaretreat@gmail.com.   Please call Mount Alvernia if you have a time-sensitive question. The telephone is the preferred contact method.

Retreats are scheduled throughout the year and their topics vary. All faiths are invited to attend. In addition to retreats, Mount Alvernia offers numerous services, events, and activities. 

**** An Announcement and An Invitation ****

On Sunday afternoon September 16th -- with a special 2PM Mass followed by a Reception -- we shall celebrate the 50th ANNIVERSARY of the Mt. Alvernia Retreat Center. Please mark your calendars accordingly.

In preparation for -- and as part of -- that anniversary celebration we would like to purchase some new and badly needed Mass Vestments.

Should you be interested in helping us purchase new Mass Vestments -- in memory of a Loved One, in honor of your Family, or as a gift to the Friars -- please contact Fr. Tom for an appointment.

Mass Vestments are costly and a prospective donor may consider an outright purchase or joining others for the same.

Thank you for your presence here and for your generosity to this Friary and Retreat Center. And while always pleased by your Sunday presence, I especially look forward to your joining us on Sunday afternoon September 16th at 2PM for the celebration of the 50th ANNIVERSARY of the Mt. Alvernia Retreat Center.

Fr. Tom Garone, O.F.M.
Phone: 845-297-5706
Email: garoneofm@gmail.com


We invite your comments, suggestions, and inquiries. Please send your e-mail to Mount Alvernia Retreat Center at mtalverniaretreat@gmail.com

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This site was updated as of 06/05/18.
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