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.

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

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

9:30 am to 6:00 pm 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

9:30 am Monday 16 December 2019 to 12:45 pm 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... more

8:00 pm Sunday 29 December 2019 to 3:00 pm 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

9:30 am to 6:00 pm Saturday 18 January 2020
Finding God in the Mess: One-day retreat
Finding God in the Mess: One-day retreat

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 25 January 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

9:30 am to 6:00 pm 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

8:00 pm Sunday 1 March 2020 to 2:00 pm 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

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

8:00 pm Friday 20 March 2020 to 2:00 pm Sunday 22 March 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

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
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
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
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
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