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Christ Child Shrine project to break ground this Fall

The building on our campus known as the “cottage” which is adjacent to the chapel, has served several purposes over the years. It originally served as living quarters, and later was the offices and meeting space for the Christ Child Society of Phoenix. CLICK NEWSLETTER TO READ MORE.

Save the Date for the 2014 Evening Under the Stars

Mt. Claret’s annual community celebration Evening under the Stars is scheduled for October 11, 2014. This year as we celebrate and mark our 25th Anniversary of serving the Diocese of Phoenix, we have themed the evening as “Western Night”. This takes us back to the inaugural years of Evening Under the Stars and the atmosphere of a community gathering for a fun barbeque meal and an evening of friendship and fellowship. CLICK NEWSLETTER TO READ MORE.


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.