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.

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
Díseart Lae - 29 Feabhra 2020
Caith lá i Manresa in atmaisféar séamh ciún. Mar "Oasis Day", cuimsíonn lá mar seo roinnt eilimintí: am machnaimh, paidir threoraithe, seal leat féin agus deis chun bualadh le... more
Saturday 29 February 2020
The Gospel in our Time (Michael Drennan SJ) (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)
This weekend offers a chance to take a cue from the world of nature and to recognise our place in the creation. Drawing on the deep rooted Christian reverence for the earth, Donna Worthington will... 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 (Brendan Comerford SJ)
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
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 30 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
4-day Imaging God Retreat (7-12 Jun)
There are many paths in our life of faith that can lead us to go deeper within ourselves; nature, poetry, scripture and silence are examples. Some people find it helpful to stop and look at images... 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
4-day Directed Retreat (5-10 Jul)
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 5 July 2020 to Friday 10 July 2020
Seeing the Light in Life: Photography Retreat (5-10 Jul)
Seeing the Light in LifeBring your camera along for a time to notice what is happening around you - and take some time to see what is seeking life within you. These summer days in the  beautiful and quiet setting of... more
Sunday 5 July 2020 to Friday 10 July 2020
Oasis Day - 11 July 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 11 July 2020
One-day Photography Retreat
Bull Island by Steve Radley 190325 The gift of photography can enable us to discover our own life and surroundings in new ways. Steve Radley uses his background as a priest and his training as a photographer to consider how light is a... more
Saturday 11 July 2020
Resting and Reflecting: Weekend Retreat (23-26 Jul)
Take a summer break of a quiet weekend with some gentle input for prayer and reflection. Avail of spiritual direction, guided prayer and silence to allow God to restore and refresh ... more
Thursday 23 July 2020 to Sunday 26 July 2020

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