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.

Being at Home with Mary (Aileen Murphy RLR) <Online>
Antoinette Fleming - Mother and ChildPope Francis encourages us to pray with Mary, to draw on traditional devotions, to pray as a Christian family in solidarity with our suffering world during this time of global pandemic. No matter... more
Monday 21 September 2020
Great faith: Women in the Gospel (Mike Drennan SJ) (21 - 26 September) <Online>
“Great is your faith!” Jesus commended the faith of the woman from Canaan (Matthew 15:28), one of the many times that he engaged with women, applauding and encouraging their particular faith and... more
Monday 21 September 2020 to Saturday 26 September 2020
8-day Directed Retreat (09-18 Oct)
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 9 October 2020 to Sunday 18 October 2020
To love the Earth (Brendan Comerford SJ) <Online>
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
Monday 19 October 2020 to Saturday 24 October 2020
Oasis Day - 24 October 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 24 October 2020
3-day Directed Retreat (25-29 Oct)
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 25 October 2020 to Thursday 29 October 2020
8-day Directed Retreat (13-22 Nov)
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 13 November 2020 to Sunday 22 November 2020
Oasis Day - 21 November 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 21 November 2020
Advent Triduum (1) (30 Nov-04 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 30 November 2020 to Friday 4 December 2020
Advent Weekend Retreat (04-06 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 4 December 2020 to Sunday 6 December 2020
Oasis Day - 5 December 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 5 December 2020
Díseart Lae - 6 Nollaig 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
Sunday 6 December 2020
Advent Triduum (2) (07-11 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 7 December 2020 to Friday 11 December 2020
Advent Weekend Retreat (11-13 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 11 December 2020 to Sunday 13 December 2020
Oasis Day - 12 December 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 12 December 2020
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 14 December 2020 to Friday 18 December 2020
New Year 3-day Retreat (29 Dec-1 Jan)
Many have come to treasure this retreat, coming as it does at a time of the year that lends itself to reflection and rest. These days offer space to reflect on the year gone by and to discern ... more
Tuesday 29 December 2020 to Friday 1 January 2021
30-day Spiritual Exercises (30 May - 4 July 2021)
The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola will be offered in their continuous full form in June 2021. A director will individually guide each ‘Exercitant’ through the Exercises over a one-... more
Sunday 30 May 2021 to Sunday 4 July 2021