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Mission: Mount Claret is a Christ-Centered, Holy Mountain providing and environment for spiritual growth, healing and conversion in the Catholic tradition.


Thank you to everyone who joined us for An Irish Evening Under the Stars: Celebrating the Past Creating the Future! We could not have had a more wonderful event. Thankyou to Personal Touchcatering, the bandStilicho, all the volunteers, staff, and committee that made honoring Msgr McMahon and the center so spectacular. A special thank you toCeline Wilson and MaryMcCabe (Msgr. McMahon’s niece) for joining us all the way from Ireland!

Photos of the night are available for download and print:

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Please join us as we kick off the Chapel Renewal Campaign! The formation of these grounds truly allows for Christ to be heard and known in each individual life that visits here.

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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.

"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

Contact Us

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.

To book a retreat for your ministry or to schedule a private retreat please call (602) 840-5066 or email info@mtclaret.org.

For more information on the facility and pricing please click here.