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.

Oasis Day - 21 April 2018

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

9:30 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday 21 April 2018
Díseart Lae - 28 Aibreán 2018

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

9:30 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday 28 April 2018
4-Day Preached Retreat - Seeking God in all things (Laurence Murphy SJ) (13-18 May)

These days are intended to help participants to appreciate and practice the teaching of Saint Ignatius on prayer and ongoing discernment. The sixteenth century world in which he lived differs in... more

8:00 pm Sunday 13 May 2018 to 9:00 am Friday 18 May 2018
Weekend Centering Prayer Retreat (18-20 May)

Give yourself the gift of a weekend of quiet time-out in surroundings and community that will enable you to better receive the gift of Christ’s presence and action in your life. Join us for... more

3:00 pm Friday 18 May 2018 to 2:00 pm Sunday 20 May 2018
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... more

9:30 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday 19 May 2018
Private Group Retreat

Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality is the venue for meetings and retreats organised by various groups who want to avail of our unique surroundings. Please contact the organisers of such events... more

3:00 pm Sunday 20 May 2018 to 4:00 pm Thursday 24 May 2018
Oasis Day - 26 May 2018

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

9:30 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday 26 May 2018
An Introductory Directed Retreat (10-15 Jun)

Manresa is blessed by the many people who come on directed retreats each year; this retreat offers a first step to that precious experience by taking time to introduce and support those wanting to... more

8:00 pm Sunday 10 June 2018 to 2:00 pm Friday 15 June 2018
6-day Directed Retreat (17-24 Jun)

'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... more

8:00 pm Sunday 17 June 2018 to 9:00 am Sunday 24 June 2018
5-day Directed Retreat (17-23 Jun)

This five-day retreat will facilitate priests who wish to be with the communities on Sunday. Beginning on Sunday evening, the retreat concludes on Saturday. Participating priests may choose to... more

8:00 pm Sunday 17 June 2018 to 9:00 am Saturday 23 June 2018
Oasis Day - 23 June 2018

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

9:30 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday 23 June 2018
6-day Directed Retreat (6-13 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

8:00 pm Friday 6 July 2018 to 9:00 am Friday 13 July 2018
Oasis Day - 14 July 2018

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

9:30 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday 14 July 2018
Resting and Reflecting: Weekend Retreat (26-29 Jul)

This weekend - Our New Earth Awareness: Responding to Pope Francis' call to ecological conversion - will be led by Donal Dorr and will guide participants in experiencing and expressing... more

8:00 pm Thursday 26 July 2018 to 2:00 pm Sunday 29 July 2018
Oasis Day - 18 August 2018

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

9:30 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday 18 August 2018
Oasis Day - 15 September 2018

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

9:30 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday 15 September 2018
Oasis Day - 13 October 2018

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

9:30 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday 13 October 2018
Oasis Day - 10 November 2018

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

9:30 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday 10 November 2018
Advent Weekend Retreat (30 Nov-2 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

8:00 pm Friday 30 November 2018 to 2:00 pm Sunday 2 December 2018
Advent Weekend Retreat (7-9 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

8:00 pm Friday 7 December 2018 to 2:00 pm Sunday 9 December 2018
Oasis Day - 8 December 2018

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

9:30 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday 8 December 2018
Oasis Day - 15 December 2018

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

9:30 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday 15 December 2018
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... more

8:00 pm Saturday 29 December 2018 to 3:00 pm Tuesday 1 January 2019