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.

 Spiritual Direction Course Applications
Applications are currently being accepted for the 2017 enrolment in the course in spiritual direction. The course which is, at its core, a formation programme, fosters a reflective approach to life, noticing God at the heart of it.  During the first...
 Oasis Days 2017
9:30 am Saturday 27 May 2017
Step aside from the ordinary into the lovely surroundings of Manresa for an Oasis Day. Each day takes place in an atmosphere of silence and comprises a number of elements: reflections, guided meditations, prayer and an opportunity to meet with a...
 Jesus amongst women (Michael Drennan SJ) (30 April-6 May)
8:00 pm Sunday 30 April 2017
Jesus was accompanied by women who were disciples, witnesses and supporters of his mission; in the light of Pope Francis’ call for a “deeper theology of women”, this retreat reflects on how the gospels portray the presence of women in Jesus’ life.
 Wake up to Life: de Mello Meditation Evenings
8:00 pm Tuesday 2 May 2017
Remembering Anthony de Mello SJ, this series of evenings will be based on some of de Mello’s basic principles for wholesome living, using guided meditations and fantasy exercises. The use of imagination, awareness exercises, group discussion and...