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.

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 attention to the place of waiting, inviting... more
Friday 6 December 2019 to 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 a number of elements: reflections, guided... more
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 stand on the threshold of mystery about to be... more
Monday 9 December 2019 to Friday 13 December 2019
Advent Prayer Evenings
Prepare for Christmas through our sessions of guided prayer on each Tuesday of Advent. These evenings create ‘sacred spaces’ for you to open your heart to the Word of God, helping you to prepare to... more
Tuesday 10 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 a number of elements: reflections, guided... more
Saturday 14 December 2019
Preparation for Christmas: Families with Children
This afternoon is an opportunity for adults and children together to reflect and pray, to attend to what is really at the heart of the Christmas message. Parents or guardians are invited to bring... more
Sunday 15 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
Monday 16 December 2019 to Friday 20 December 2019
Advent Insights
This evening will offer some reflection on Advent themes suggesting how the second part of Advent helps us to prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ.
Monday 16 December 2019
Advent Prayer Evenings
Prepare for Christmas through our sessions of guided prayer on each Tuesday of Advent. These evenings create ‘sacred spaces’ for you to open your heart to the Word of God, helping you to prepare to... more
Tuesday 17 December 2019
Movies that Matter
The popular Movies that Matter series brings a new selection of films this autumn. Each film will be preceded by a brief introduction and followed by a discussion. For details of the films being... more
Wednesday 18 December 2019
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 18 December 2019
Pilgrim Ways
Pilgrim Ways Do you think of your life as a journey? Would you like to reflect on your Camino experience? Do you find the Camino has some meaning for you? How might walking make you wise? The Irish... more
Thursday 19 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 for... more
Sunday 29 December 2019 to Wednesday 1 January 2020
Spiritual Direction (Second Year) [2018-2020]
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 10 January 2020 to Sunday 12 January 2020
Spiritual Direction (First Year) [2019-2021]
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 10 January 2020 to Sunday 12 January 2020
Pilgrim Ways
Pilgrim Ways Do you think of your life as a journey? Would you like to reflect on your Camino experience? Do you find the Camino has some meaning for you? How might walking make you wise? The Irish... more
Thursday 16 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
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. Guided meditations, storytelling and images will... more
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 create an environment where you can meet God... more
Monday 27 January 2020 to Wednesday 5 February 2020
Spiritual Direction (Second Year) [2018-2020]
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 7 February 2020 to Sunday 9 February 2020

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