Welcome to Manresa

A place apart - close to the heart of Dublin

Manresa is close to the heart of Dublin yet is a place apart - an ideal place in which to nourish the spirit and find peace in God. And that's our mission: to help people of all denominations, traditions and beliefs to discover the living God present and active in their daily lives. We rely on the wisdom of Saint Ignatius Loyola, especially as found in his Spiritual Exercises.

We offer one-to-one accompaniment, training in spiritual direction, programmes for the deepening of faith and prayer, programmes on spirituality in the workplace, and seminars on a wide range of topics. We also offer retreats for professional and parish-based groups, and in-service training for those working in the Ignatian tradition. Welcome to Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality.

 Summer and Sabbath: 3-day Summer Retreat (30 Jul-02 Aug)
8:00 pm Thursday 30 July 2015
Pick up on a summer mood by seeking to spend some time apart in an unhurried and peaceful way: a real ‘sabbath time with God’ for yourself. In an atmosphere of gentle quiet, participants will be helped to ponder Scripture and to become attentive to...
 Oasis Day
9:30 am Saturday 22 August 2015
An Oasis Day presents an opportunity to take some time apart - a little time to catch up with yourself, to meet with God.  You can decide which of the elements on offer are most helpful to you, choosing from reflections, guided prayer, silence and...
 Laudato Si’ – Caring for our Common Home (25-27 Sep)
8:00 pm Friday 25 September 2015
Pope Francis’ s second encyclical, Laudato Si’: On the care for our common home is inspired by the vision and life of Saint Francis of Assisi. The Pope calls for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet: will we hand on a...
 Consecrated Life: A Living Tradition within the Church (23-26 Oct)
8:00 pm Friday 23 October 2015
Pope Francis named this year as a Year of Consecrated Life. He invites the whole church to reflect on and come to appreciate the charisms of this ecclesial lifestyle. Marking the fiftieth anniversary of Perfectæ Caritatis, Vatican II’s document on...