Retreats

Retreats are a regular feature of life at Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality. Ranging from the day-long Oasis Days to the 30-day Spiritual Exercises, retreats offer time apart to reflect and pray on life and scripture.

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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... more
8:00 pm Friday 6 December 2019 to 2:00 pm 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... more
9:30 am to 6:00 pm 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... more
8:00 pm Monday 9 December 2019 to 9:00 am 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... 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... 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... 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... 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 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.... more
9:30 am to 6:00 pm 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... more
8:00 pm Monday 27 January 2020 to 9:00 am 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... 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... 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... 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.... more
8:00 pm Friday 20 March 2020 to 2:00 pm 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... more
8:00 pm Friday 3 April 2020 to 10:00 am 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... more
9:30 am to 6:00 pm 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... more
8:00 pm Wednesday 15 April 2020 to 9:00 am 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... 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... more
9:30 am to 6:00 pm Saturday 2 May 2020
8-day Directed Retreat (08-17 May)
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... more
8:00 pm Friday 8 May 2020 to 9:00 am Sunday 17 May 2020
8-day Directed Retreat (22-31 May)
'Directed' or 'individually guided' retreats have become part of the core ministry of Manresa. The retreatant is offered the opportunity to meet with... more
8:00 pm Friday 22 May 2020 to 9:00 am Sunday 31 May 2020

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