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. 

**** Announcement ****

Please read this important letter from the Friars.
Due to the pandemic, all retreats through December 2020 have been canceled until further notice.

Masses at Mount Alvernia are limited to 40 people.


**** Mark Your Calendar! ***

Mount Alvernia is holding its Indoor Christmas/Winter Tag Sale on
Saturday, December 5th, from 9:00AM to 4:00PM. Join us in the Dining Hall.
Leisurely shop through tables of treasure--all things related to Christmas, toys, and jewelry. Masks are required.


**** Lighting of Mount Alvernia ****

The Friars at Mount Alvernia would like to thank all who have donated to our campaign for funds during these past months to help keep us going financially. You have helped us keep afloat. The Christmas season is upon us and this year the Lighting of Mount Alvernia, a symbol of hope, will be dedicated to you from December 20th to January 6th. (There will be no ceremony due to the pandemic.)
In recognition of your generosity, the lights will be lit in memory of you, your family, and your loved ones both living and deceased. This is thanksgiving for your help and your love. Please remember us in prayer as we will remember you.

Wishing you a blessed Christmas.
Friars Tom, Armand, Dennis, Romano, Joseph, and Thomas.


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

For information about Monastery of St. Clare, visit the St. Clare website at www.poorclaresny.com.

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This site was updated as of 11/29/2020.
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