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 - 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

9:30 am to 6:00 pm 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... more

8:00 pm Sunday 26 April 2020 to 2:00 pm 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

9:30 am to 6:00 pm 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... more

9:30 am to 6:00 pm 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... more

9:30 am to 6:00 pm 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

9:30 am to 6:00 pm 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 help of a daily... more

8:00 pm Sunday 7 June 2020 to 2:00 pm 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

8:00 pm Sunday 7 June 2020 to 2:00 pm Friday 12 June 2020
Finding God in the Mess: One-day retreat
Finding God in the Mess

This 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... more

9:30 am to 6:00 pm Saturday 13 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

8:00 pm Friday 26 June 2020 to 9:00 am 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... more

9:30 am to 6:00 pm 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 help of a daily... more

8:00 pm Sunday 5 July 2020 to 2:00 pm Friday 10 July 2020
Seeing the Light in Life: Photography Retreat (5-10 Jul)
Seeing the Light in Life

Bring 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... more

8:00 pm Sunday 5 July 2020 to 2:00 pm 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

9:30 am to 6:00 pm 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... more

9:30 am to 6:00 pm 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 your spirit.... more

8:00 pm Thursday 23 July 2020 to 2:00 pm Sunday 26 July 2020
Oasis Day - 8 August 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

9:30 am to 6:00 pm Saturday 8 August 2020
6-day Directed Retreat (09-16 Aug)

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 Sunday 9 August 2020 to 9:00 am Sunday 16 August 2020
Díseart Lae - 29 Lúnasa 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

9:30 am to 6:00 pm Saturday 29 August 2020
Oasis Day - 19 September 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

9:30 am to 6:00 pm Saturday 19 September 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

9:30 am to 6:00 pm 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 help of a daily... more

8:00 pm Sunday 25 October 2020 to 2:00 pm Thursday 29 October 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

9:30 am to 6:00 pm 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

8:00 pm Monday 30 November 2020 to 9:00 am 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

8:00 pm Friday 4 December 2020 to 2:00 pm 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

9:30 am to 6:00 pm 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

9:30 am to 6:00 pm 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

8:00 pm Monday 7 December 2020 to 9:00 am 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

8:00 pm Friday 11 December 2020 to 2:00 pm 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

9:30 am to 6:00 pm Saturday 12 December 2020