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Join us in Tuscany vineyards as we ‘toast to Mt Claret’ for all the beauty she provides to her visitors. This annual event will bring back, by popular demand, the silent auction, along with a wine pull and tasting from Wines for Humanity. We are joyous to have in attendance our honoree, Reverend Bishop Eduardo Nevares, and to hear about his impact on the mountain.

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2017 has been a very blessed year for Mt. Claret with a many thanks to all of our generous donors that continue to keep these grounds beautiful. As we approach the end of the year we would like to share with you the updates made to campus.


Members of Mt. Claret’s Advisory Council met for a two day planning exercise to create a 3 year pastoral (strategic) plan for the retreat center. The Advisory Council was led through this process by Caryn Meron who formerly worked for the Diocese as Director of Planning and Training. Caryn is uniquely gifted in leading organizations through these exercises and ensures a positive outcome! For Mt. Claret’s exercise, the Advisory Council finalized four key goals, as listed above. Each goal has an assigned member of the Advisory Council who is assigned the task of working through the...


The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, better known as the Sovereign Order of Malta, has a two-fold nature. It is one of the most ancient Catholic Religious Orders, founded in Jerusalem around 1048. At the same time the Order of Malta has always been recognized by nations as an independent subject of international law.

The Order's mission is summed up in its motto "Tuitio Fidei et Obsequium Pauperum" - defense of the faith and assistance to the suffering. The Order has approximately 13,000 members from over 120 countries around the...