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 (29 Nov-1 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 29 November 2019 to Sunday 1 December 2019
Advent Triduum (1) (2-6 Dec)
Choose from either of two weeks of Advent to spend some time with the seasonal themes. Come and share an Advent time of waiting and watching as we stand on the threshold of mystery about to be... more
Monday 2 December 2019 to Friday 6 December 2019
Advent Weekend Retreat (6-8 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 6 December 2019 to Sunday 8 December 2019
Oasis Day - 7 December 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... more
Saturday 7 December 2019
Advent Triduum (2) (9-13 Dec)
Choose from either of two weeks of Advent to spend some time with the seasonal themes. Come and share an Advent time of waiting and watching as we stand on the threshold of mystery about to be... more
Monday 9 December 2019 to Friday 13 December 2019
Oasis Day - 14 December 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... more
Saturday 14 December 2019
Hop-on/Hop-off Retreat
Hop-on/Hop-off RetreatThe busy time before Christmas doesn’t easily allow for long stretches of quiet or a few days retreat. You are welcome to Manresa for whatever time is available to you in the last week before... more
Monday 16 December 2019 to Friday 20 December 2019
New Year 3-day Retreat (29 Dec-1 Jan)
A valued way to see in the New Year, the retreat starts on Saturday 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
Sunday 29 December 2019 to Wednesday 1 January 2020
Oasis Day - 18 January 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... more
Saturday 18 January 2020
Finding God in the Mess: One-day retreat
Finding God in the Mess: One-day retreatThis 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... more
Saturday 25 January 2020
Oasis Day - 15 February 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... more
Saturday 15 February 2020
The Gospel in our Time (1-6 March)
The Gospel of Matthew was written for an early Christian community caught in a time of profound transition, where they were striving to remain faithful to their heritage while facing a new and... more
Sunday 1 March 2020 to Friday 6 March 2020
Oasis Day - 14 March 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... more
Saturday 14 March 2020
Spring Weekend Retreat (20-22 Mar)
Take a cue from the world of nature and spend a weekend noticing signs of growth, considering how to respond to the prompting of God’s Spirit. Opportunities for guided and common prayer or to meet a... more
Friday 20 March 2020 to Sunday 22 March 2020
Oasis Day - 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... more
Saturday 4 April 2020
To love the Earth
We have only begun to love the Earth Denise Levertov Poets help us to notice beauty in the commonplace. Brendan Comerford SJ will guide your reflection on the lives and... more
Sunday 26 April 2020 to Friday 1 May 2020
Oasis Day - 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... more
Saturday 2 May 2020
Oasis Day - 6 June 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... more
Saturday 6 June 2020
4-day Directed Retreat (7-12 Jun)
A directed (individually guided) retreat gives space and time to deepen one’s friendship with Jesus Christ. This is sought mainly by meeting the Lord in sacred scripture with the... more
Sunday 7 June 2020 to Friday 12 June 2020
6-day Directed Retreat (26 Jun-03 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 26 June 2020 to Friday 3 July 2020

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