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The National Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel offers pilgrims a daily retreat that can be organized according to your needs, or our own specific retreat theme can be offered. A typical day of retreat includes a continental breakfast, shrine tour, time for individual or group prayer, lunch, a short reflection talk or personal time for exploring the outdoor shrines and beautiful grounds on your own.  A Catholic gift shop stop is also a highlight of the retreat day.

adult faith formation meetings
Please call the Shrine Office at 845-343-1879 for information during covid-19 regulations
Confirmation Retreat
Donor Mass
Donor Mass
Donor Mass
Feast of Carmelite All Souls
Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Procession
Feast Day Procession
Feast Day Procession
Relics of St. Faustina
Presentation of St. Faustina Relics
Donor Luncheon in Pilgrim Hall
Carmelite Gathering
Fishing with Br. Robert
Student Picnic

frequently asked questions

do I need to call prior to making
a personal visit to the shrine?

No you do not need to call prior to making a personal visit.



can i just stop in for confession
or see a priest any day?

Priests are available for confession by appointment only or may possibly be available when you are here for a visit.


is food available for purchase
at the shrine?

The shrine does not have food for purchase or a cafeteria on the premises.

are there restaurants
in the local area?

There are many restaurants less than 5 or 10 minutes away from the shrine. Please call the shrine office at 845-343-1879 for suggestions and we will help you find a restaurant that will meet your needs.

what is the best time to make a visit to the shrine?

The shrine is open daily from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Masses are celebrated Monday through Friday at 11:30 am and Sundays at 12:00noon. Confessions are held on Saturday from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon and there is no Mass celebrated on Saturday. Pilgrimages can be planned any day except Sunday and personal visits can be made any day.

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