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.

8-day Directed Retreat (15-24 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 15 November 2019 to Sunday 24 November 2019
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 Retreat The 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
8-day Directed Retreat (27 Jan-05 Feb)
The retreat's eight 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... more
Monday 27 January 2020 to Wednesday 5 February 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 (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)
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
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

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