Welcome to the Avila Retreat Center
Avila Retreat Center was established in 1979 by Msgr. James Peterson and a group of people, who felt a need for a place to spend quiet time in prayer and receive spiritual direction. Avila Retreat Center is a place where people come to think, pray, to have time adn space that is peaceful. Therefore the house itself needs to be quiet and free of distractions and noise as much as possible. The decor is simple, uncluttered , and very clean. The decorations are few, a cross in every room and a few pictures of spiritual things. No more.
We are situated on Route 6 in the middle of Union City, Pennsylvania. It is an old mansion built in 1925 by Mr. Calfilish, a lumber Tycoon. We have private retreats, group retreats, Life in the Spirit seminars and days of reflection going on regularly. You can come for a day or a week with or with out spiritual direction. Msg. James Peterson directs retreats by appointment. Please call 1-814-438-7020 for appointments.