Welcome to Manresa

Cowslip - Thursday 19 March 2020
A place apart - close to the heart of Dublin

As Ireland responds to the global spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) by entering a Delay Phase, all programmes in Manresa until Sunday 19 April 2020 are cancelled or postponed. Participants will be contacted.

As with everyone else, we are trying to see how best to ensure the health of our staff and guests, what to make provision for, what to plan. We sent a Saint Patrick's Day greeting to our newsletter subscribers on Monday 16 March 2020 and had a considerable response to it. The following was part of it. You are welcome to sign up for our mailings which we send in the hope they'll help you in your daily life and let you know of what more we might do to support you in this difficult time. 

Isn’t the Internet great when, for example, you wonder about the word quarantine and its connection with Lent? There is so much good online that we can settle for the merely interesting. God’s spirit is delightfully present when we find life and inspiration unexpectedly, when we have the time and opportunity to allow ourselves to be digitally blessed.

Among the excellent resources published by the Health Services Executive in Ireland in this trying time is Minding your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak; it offers a timely reminder about managing your news and media diet. It sometimes takes a little work to push through the news and to find Good News. Thankfully, there are many resources for prayer and reflection online:

Tweet any links that you like and find helpful to @ManresaIreland - you will find occasional posts there too.

 Finding God in the Mess: One-day retreat
Finding God in the Mess
9:30 am Saturday 13 June 2020
This day will offer practical approaches to prayer for the messy times when God seems absent from our lives, or when we feel abandoned or forgotten. Guided meditations, storytelling and images will be among what Brendan and Jim offer in this one-day...
 Oasis Day - 2 May 2020
9:30 am Saturday 2 May 2020
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...
 Oasis Day - 4 April 2020
9:30 am Saturday 4 April 2020
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...
 Pilgrim Ways
Pilgrim Ways
7:30 pm Thursday 16 April 2020
Do you think of your life as a journey? Would you like to reflect on your Camino experience? Do you find the Camino has some meaning for you? How might walking make you wise? The Irish pilgirim paths and the Camino have timeless meaning and...