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Avila Retreat Center
Max Martin, Director
711 Mason Road
Durham, NC 27712-9229
Phone: (919) 985-3015

Short Journey Retreat and Conference Center
Max Martin, Manager
Janet Irons, Food Service Director
2323 Cleveland Road
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: 919-934-7463
Fax: 866-955-8454

Short Journey Retreat Center

Short Journey Retreat Center will suspend operations on December 31, 2016, to allow for significant operational and financial concerns to be addressed. It is important that the Diocese reevaluate the role Short Journey plays in our overall mission, the cost of operation, and its usefulness to diocesan entities, such as parishes, schools, and charities.

Upon completion of the review process, a further update will be provided.

Please address any questions or concerns to Mr. Max Martin, Retreat Center Director, at (919) 934-7463.

Nestled on ten acres in the countryside between Smithfield and Raleigh, Short Journey offers an ideal site for a variety of meetings and retreats including: training sessions, staff retreats, team building activities, board meetings and many other meetings.

With ten unique meeting rooms, we are ideal for groups from 20 to 90 people. Offering complete audio/visual services, wireless internet, and on-site dining services, let Short Journey host your next retreat, conference, or meeting.