Upcoming Programmes

The following are upcoming programmes in Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality. You will find them grouped under the headings of Retreats, Courses and Events. Please don't hesitate to enquire should you not find the details you seek here.

Oasis Day - 27 January
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
Saturday 27 January 2018
Graduates’ Day February 2018
The Exercises and Spiritual Direction: the Third and Fourth Weeks This will be the focus for our Spring 2018 Graduates' Day, when Brian Grogan SJ will address the topic.
Saturday 3 February 2018
Ignatian Library Book Club
The first book of 2018 will be Brian Grogan’s Alone and on Foot, a telling of the story of Ignatius of Loyola which seeks to make connections with the life of the contemporary reader.   We... more
Monday 5 February 2018
Spirituality in Poetry and Song
These workshops will involve prayer, silence and sharing. Participants will have opportunities to consider favourite poems and music and to reflect on them prayerfully. Guided by the insights of... more
Monday 5 February 2018
Movies that Matter
The popular Movies that Matter series brings a new selection of films this spring. Each film will be preceded by a brief introduction and followed by a discussion. For details of the films being... more
Wednesday 7 February 2018
Creation - A Celebration
On these eight Wednesdays in February and March 2018, we will contemplate creation in its origins, its mighty unfolding, its exquisite expression on earth. Using the four paths of creation... more
Wednesday 7 February 2018
The Call to Reform Series
Five hundred years after Martin Luther’s call to reform in 1517, Christian life remains significantly influenced by him and his contemporaries of 500 years ago. This series of talks will treat of... more
Thursday 8 February 2018
Spiritual Direction (First Year) [2017-2019]
This is, at its core, a formation programme, fostering a reflective approach to life and noticing God at the heart of it. During the first year of the course there is a focus on deepening your... more
Friday 9 February 2018 to Sunday 11 February 2018
Spiritual Direction (Second Year) [2016-2018]
This is, at its core, a formation programme, fostering a reflective approach to life and noticing God at the heart of it. During the second year of the course central aspects of spiritual... more
Friday 9 February 2018 to Sunday 11 February 2018
8-day Directed Retreat (11-20 Feb)
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 God. The retreatant is offered the opportunity to... more
Sunday 11 February 2018 to Tuesday 20 February 2018
Lenten Prayer Evenings
These evenings create a ‘sacred space’ for you to open your heart to the Word of God, helping you to prepare to celebrate God’s great love for us. You can come for any one evening, or all seven as... more
Tuesday 13 February 2018
Creation - A Celebration
On these eight Wednesdays in February and March 2018, we will contemplate creation in its origins, its mighty unfolding, its exquisite expression on earth. Using the four paths of creation... more
Wednesday 14 February 2018
Oasis Day - 17 February 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
Saturday 17 February 2018
Lenten Prayer Evenings
These evenings create a ‘sacred space’ for you to open your heart to the Word of God, helping you to prepare to celebrate God’s great love for us. You can come for any one evening, or all seven as... more
Tuesday 20 February 2018
Creation - A Celebration
On these eight Wednesdays in February and March 2018, we will contemplate creation in its origins, its mighty unfolding, its exquisite expression on earth. Using the four paths of creation... more
Wednesday 21 February 2018
Steps2Serenity: 12 Step Meditation and Prayer Evenings
Manresa offers an opportunity to people on twelve-step programmes to deepen their awareness of themselves as they seek to improve their conscious contact with God "as they understand him." For very... more
Wednesday 21 February 2018
5-day Preached Retreat: Come away and rest a while (Michael Drennan SJ) (22-28 Feb)
Mark’s Gospel portrays Jesus as Son of God, showing us how prayer and relationship with Abba was integral to the mission of Jesus. We are invited by Jesus to be companions in his mission – to think,... more
Thursday 22 February 2018 to Wednesday 28 February 2018
Lenten Prayer Evenings
These evenings create a ‘sacred space’ for you to open your heart to the Word of God, helping you to prepare to celebrate God’s great love for us. You can come for any one evening, or all seven as... more
Tuesday 27 February 2018
Circle Dance Meditation
Our lives can be fragmented by the challenges of stressful living. Sacred Dance can help bring about a greater integration and harmony between heart, body, mind and spirit. With its roots in the... more
Wednesday 28 February 2018
Creation - A Celebration
On these eight Wednesdays in February and March 2018, we will contemplate creation in its origins, its mighty unfolding, its exquisite expression on earth. Using the four paths of creation... more
Wednesday 28 February 2018

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