Upcoming Programmes

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.

Spiritual Direction (First Year) [2016-2018]
This is, at its core, a formation programme, fostering a reflective approach to life and noticing God at the heart of it. During the first year of the course there is a focus on deepening your... more
Friday 28 April 2017 to Sunday 30 April 2017
Spiritual Direction (Second Year) [2015-2017]
This is, at its core, a formation programme, fostering a reflective approach to life and noticing God at the heart of it. During the second year of the course central aspects of spiritual... more
Friday 28 April 2017 to Sunday 30 April 2017
Jesus amongst women (Michael Drennan SJ) (30 April-6 May)
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... more
Sunday 30 April 2017 to Saturday 6 May 2017
Wake up to Life: de Mello Meditation Evenings
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... more
Tuesday 2 May 2017
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 6 May 2017
Wake up to Life: de Mello Meditation Evenings
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... more
Tuesday 9 May 2017
Movies that Matter
The popular Movies that Matter series brings a new selection of films this spring. Each film will be preceded by a brief introduction and followed by a discussion. For details of the films being... more
Wednesday 10 May 2017
Steps2Serenity: 12 Step Meditation and Prayer Evenings
Manresa offers an opportunity to people on twelve-step programmes to deepen their awareness of themselves as they seek to improve their conscious contact with God "as they understand him." For very... more
Wednesday 10 May 2017
Weekend Centering Prayer Retreat (12-14 May)
Give yourself the gift of a weekend of quiet time-out in surroundings and community that will enable you to better receive the gift of Christ’s presence and action in your life. Join us for... more
Friday 12 May 2017 to Sunday 14 May 2017
Ignatian Library Book Club
The book club members have read a range of titles over the years and will take up Richard Rohr’s Falling Upwards: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life in January 2017. We will be happy to... more
Monday 15 May 2017
Spirituality in Poetry and Song
These workshops will involve prayer, silence and sharing. Participants will have opportunities to consider favourite poems and music and to reflect on them prayerfully. Guided by the insights of... more
Monday 15 May 2017
Wake up to Life: de Mello Meditation Evenings
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... more
Tuesday 16 May 2017
6-day Directed Retreat (21-28 May)
The directed retreat is intended to create an environment where you can meet God intimately and discover that you are uniquely loved and called by God. 'Directed' or 'individually guided' retreats... more
Sunday 21 May 2017 to Sunday 28 May 2017
Oasis Days 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 27 May 2017
30-day Spiritual Exercises (28 May - 2 July 2017)
The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola will be offered in their continuous full form in June 2017. A director will individually guide each ‘Exercitant’ through the Exercises over a one-... more
Sunday 28 May 2017 to Sunday 2 July 2017
8-day Directed Retreat (30 May-8 Jun)
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
Tuesday 30 May 2017 to Thursday 8 June 2017
Oasis Days 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 10 June 2017
5-day (Priests) Directed Retreat (11-17 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 11 June 2017 to Saturday 17 June 2017
6-day Directed Retreat (11-18 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 11 June 2017 to Sunday 18 June 2017
8-day Directed Retreat (11-20 Jun)
The retreat's days of Individual guidance help you to recognise and attend to where God is in your life. The directed retreat is intended to create an environment where you can meet God intimately... more
Sunday 11 June 2017 to Tuesday 20 June 2017

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