Retreats

Retreats have been offered at Manresa for over sixty years. You will find details of day, weekend and retreats ranging from three to thirty days here. You are welcome to contact us for further information. Upcoming retreats are listed 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.

Holy Week Guided Retreat (03-12 Apr)
The Retreat will enable us to enter fully into the sacred drama of the church's holiest week. We are invited to accompany Jesus, as he reveals the depth and perfection of God's love for us. Michael... more
Friday 3 April 2020 to Sunday 12 April 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
8-day Directed Retreat (15-24 Apr)
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
Wednesday 15 April 2020 to Friday 24 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
World Labyrinth Day 2020
LabyrinthCelebrate World Labyrinth Day on Saturday 2 May 2020 by walking our beautifully-situated labyrinth. This international day will be marked by a day offering information, reflection and guided... more
Saturday 2 May 2020
8-day Directed Retreat (08-17 May)
The directed retreat is intended to create an environment where you can meet God intimately and discover that you are uniquely loved and called by God. The retreatant is offered the opportunity to... more
Friday 8 May 2020 to Sunday 17 May 2020
8-day Directed Retreat (22-31 May)
'Directed' or 'individually guided' retreats have become part of the core ministry of Manresa. The retreatant is offered the opportunity to meet with the director every day, to be accompanied their... more
Friday 22 May 2020 to Sunday 31 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
Pilgrim Ways Walking Retreat - Saturday 30 May
These one-day retreats complement our Pilgrim Ways evenings and make the most of the amenities that make Manresa such a great place to come and retreat. The shape of the days will be guided by the... more
Saturday 30 May 2020
30-day Spiritual Exercises (31 May - 5 July 2020)
The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola will be offered in their continuous full form in June 2020. A director will individually guide each ‘Exercitant’ through the Exercises over a one-... more
Sunday 31 May 2020 to Sunday 5 July 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
Finding God in the Mess: One-day retreat
Finding God in the MessThis 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 13 June 2020
8-day Directed Retreat (14-23 Jun)
The retreat's days of Individual guidance help you to recognise and attend to where God is in your life. The directed retreat is intended to create an environment where you can meet God intimately... more
Sunday 14 June 2020 to Tuesday 23 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
Pilgrim Ways Walking Retreat - Saturday 4 July
These one-day retreats complement our Pilgrim Ways evenings and make the most of the amenities that make Manresa such a great place to come and retreat. The shape of the days will be... more
Saturday 4 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

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