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.

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... more

Being at Home with Mary (Aileen Murphy RLR) <Online>
Antoinette Fleming - Mother and Child

Pope 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... more

12:00 am to 12:30 am Monday 26 October 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
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 14 December 2020 to 12:45 pm 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

8:00 pm Tuesday 29 December 2020 to 3:00 pm Friday 1 January 2021