Shorter Retreats

Retreats times of less than six days and less can be significant and helpful in Christian life. Weekends and days offer a chance to get in touch with the movement of God's spirit and allow time to take a better perspective than ordinary life sometimes allows. You will find a listing here

The following are upcoming programmes in Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality. You will find them grouped under the headings of Retreats, Courses and Events. Please don't hesitate to enquire should you not find the details you seek here.

Advent Weekend Retreat (1-3 Dec)
A retreat in Advent is especially precious as it has become a time with lots to do and much attention to time and dates. This retreat gives some attention to the place of waiting, inviting... more
Friday 1 December 2017 to Sunday 3 December 2017
Advent Triduum (1) (4-8 Dec)
Choose either the first or second week of Advent to spend some time with the seasonal themes. Centered on the themes of Advent and Christmas, and in an atmosphere of silent prayer and reflection,... more
Monday 4 December 2017 to Friday 8 December 2017
Oasis Day - 9 December 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... more
Saturday 9 December 2017
Advent Triduum (2) (11-15 Dec)
Choose either the first or second week of Advent to spend some time with the seasonal themes. Centered on the themes of Advent and Christmas, and in an atmosphere of silent prayer and reflection,... more
Monday 11 December 2017 to Friday 15 December 2017
Oasis Day - 16 December 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... more
Saturday 16 December 2017
New Year 3-day Retreat (29 Dec-1 Jan)
A valued way to see in the New Year, the retreat starts on Friday evening and continues until the afternoon on New Year’s Day, offering space to reflect on the time gone by and to ask for... more
Friday 29 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018
Oasis Day - 27 January
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... more
Saturday 27 January 2018
Oasis Day - 17 February 2018
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... more
Saturday 17 February 2018
5-day Preached Retreat: Come away and rest a while (Michael Drennan SJ) (22-28 Feb)
Mark’s Gospel portrays Jesus as Son of God, showing us how prayer and relationship with Abba was integral to the mission of Jesus. We are invited by Jesus to be companions in his mission – to think,... more
Thursday 22 February 2018 to Wednesday 28 February 2018
Our New Earth Awareness
This weekend - Our New Earth Awareness: Responding to Pope Francis' call to ecological conversion - will be led by Donal Dorr and will guide participants in experiencing and expressing... more
Friday 2 March 2018 to Sunday 4 March 2018
Oasis Day - 24 March 2018
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... more
Saturday 24 March 2018
Oasis Day - 21 April 2018
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... more
Saturday 21 April 2018
4-Day Preached Retreat - Seeking God in all things (Laurence Murphy SJ) (13-18 May)
These days are intended to help participants to appreciate and practice the teaching of Saint Ignatius on prayer and ongoing discernment. The sixteenth century world in which he lived differs in so... more
Sunday 13 May 2018 to Friday 18 May 2018
John Henry Newman: One Day Retreat
This one-day retreat offers an opportunity to engage prayerfully with John Henry Newman. The motto he chose when named a cardinal in 1879 was "Cor ad cor loquitur." (Heart speaks to heart.) This is a... more
Saturday 19 May 2018
Oasis Day - 26 May 2018
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... more
Saturday 26 May 2018
An Introductory Directed Retreat (10-15 Jun)
Manresa is blessed by the many people who come on directed retreats each year; this retreat offers a first step to that precious experience by taking time to introduce and support those wanting to... more
Sunday 10 June 2018 to Friday 15 June 2018
6-day Directed Retreat (17-24 Jun)
'Directed' or 'individually guided' retreats have become part of the core ministry of Manresa. The retreatant is offered the opportunity to meet with the director every day, to be accompanied their... more
Sunday 17 June 2018 to Sunday 24 June 2018
5-day Directed Retreat (17-23 Jun)
This five-day retreat will facilitate priests who wish to be with the communities on Sunday. Beginning on Sunday evening, the retreat concludes on Saturday. Participating priests may choose to leave... more
Sunday 17 June 2018 to Saturday 23 June 2018
Oasis Day - 23 June 2018
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... more
Saturday 23 June 2018
6-day Directed Retreat (6-13 Jul)
The retreatant is offered the opportunity to meet with the director every day, to be accompanied their review of the prayer and reflection. 'Directed' or 'individually guided' retreats have become... more
Friday 6 July 2018 to Friday 13 July 2018

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