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.

 Culture Night 2019
Culture Night 2019
5:00 pm Friday 20 September 2019
Manresa’s Dollymount buildings are a response by architect Andy Devane (1917-2000) to the needs of the Irish Jesuits for a modern retreat house. Visitors are welcome to a 7.30pm talk by architectural historian Emma Gilleece, who will help visitors...
 Oasis Day - 19 October 2019
9:30 am Saturday 19 October 2019
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 - 21 September 2019
9:30 am Saturday 21 September 2019
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...
 Seeing with new eyes
Photo by Edi Libedinsky on Unsplash
7:30 pm Tuesday 22 October 2019
Images and imagination were important to Ignatius of Loyola; he invited people to engage fully with Scripture scenes and drew throughout his life on strong personal inspirations. Colm Brophy draws on his training in Ignatian spirituality and as an...