8-day Directed Retreat (30-Jul)
Eight-day individually guided retreats have become part of the core ministry of Manresa. Eight days allows time for the individual to retreat – to step outside the ordinary. The retreatant is offered the opportunity to meet with the director every day, to be accompanied their review of the prayer and reflection. Silence is a motif of the house and is kept preferably throughout the day including mealtimes. Although making their retreats individually, attention to the silence and allowing the recollection it represents, a community of prayer and mutual support develops.
The directed retreat is designed to create an environment where you can meet God intimately and discover that you are uniquely loved and called by God. There are several key factors in the directed retreat which help you on this journey of discovery: personal prayer, reflection, silence, daily meeting with a director and participation in the Eucharist.