Spring-2014-CoverMt. Claret is celebrating 25 years!

Click on the newsletter image to the right to read the current newsletter. For 25 years, Mt. Claret has been the jewel of the Phoenix Diocese as a retreat center for groups to come and renew their faith in a try sanctuary at the base of Camelback Mountain. Learn more about Mr. Claret in the newsletter article.

Annual Campaign kicks off

Our donors are our gift, and we appreciate and spend their gifts wisely. Last year’s campaign generated some substantial gifts that allowed us to add pews in our chapel and replace some much needed flooring throughout the facility. But we are not done. there are a lot more repairs and maintenance needs still needing funding, and this is where we ask you to help. Please make a donation, large or small, to Mt. Claret so we can continue to maintain our desert sanctuary. May God bless you and your family.




Dear Friends in Christ,

Welcome to Mount Claret!

Throughout the Gospels we see the Lord Jesus repeatedly call the disciples to step away to a quiet place where they can be sustained by prayer. In fact, he even tells one of His followers that such time spent with him “is the only necessary thing.” Our Lord still desires to spend time with us. After having entered into union with Him by way of our Baptism, we are continually invited by God to grow in knowledge and love with him. Such a profound relationship requires time away from the busyness of our lives when we allow Him to renew us in His love.

Here at the base of Camelback Mountain, Mount Claret Retreat Center provides a true sanctuary where the faithful can step away and attend to the only necessary thing: time spent with the Lord. The center is especially fitting for meetings and retreats for all types of groups and organizations such as parish communities and staff, elementary and high school students and faculty and youth groups. Mount Claret is also the home of Cursillo Retreats, Christ Child Society, Knights & Dames of Malta and many more..

Please feel free to contact us at (602) 840-5066 for further details and to learn how we can make your event both professional and spiritual. We would be honored to extend our hospitality to your parish or group.

Come, let us climb the Lord’s Mountain…that He may instruct us…in His ways and we may walk in His path
—Isaiah 2:3


Mount Claret is a sacred place nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain, operates as a Catholic Retreat Center, serving the entire Diocese of Phoenix. Located in Phoenix on 54th Street, just north of Camelback Road, the Center is situated on 15 acres of beautiful Sonoran desert landscape framed by the majestic mountain.  This truly awesome sight beckons visitors to reconnect with the Lord in prayer and reflection. Mount Claret provides an ideal location for a parish, school or Catholic organization’s meetings and retreats.