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.

Holy Week Guided Retreat (23 Mar-01 Apr)
Centuries of Christian reflection and prayer leave us a rich literary legacy; Brendan Comerford SJ will draw on this profound heritage in leading us through the mysteries of Holy Week, leading to the... more
Friday 23 March 2018 to Sunday 1 April 2018
Oasis Day - 24 March 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 24 March 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 March 2018
Seeing with new eyes
Images and imagination were important to Ignatius of Loyola; he invited people to engage fully with Scripture scenes and drew throughout his life on strong personal inspirations. Colm Brophy draws on... more
Tuesday 27 March 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 March 2018
Wake up to Life: de Mello Meditation Evenings
Remembering Anthony de Mello SJ, this series of evenings will be based on some of de Mello’s basic principles for wholesome living, using guided meditations and fantasy exercises. The use of... more
Tuesday 10 April 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 11 April 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 12 April 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 13 April 2018 to Sunday 15 April 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 13 April 2018 to Sunday 15 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 2018
Wake up to Life: de Mello Meditation Evenings
Remembering Anthony de Mello SJ, this series of evenings will be based on some of de Mello’s basic principles for wholesome living, using guided meditations and fantasy exercises. The use of... more
Tuesday 17 April 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 18 April 2018
8-day Directed Retreat (20-29 Apr)
'Directed' or 'individually guided' retreats have become part of the core ministry of Manresa. The retreatant is offered the opportunity to meet with the director every day, to be accompanied their... more
Friday 20 April 2018 to Sunday 29 April 2018
Oasis Day - 21 April 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 21 April 2018
Wake up to Life: de Mello Meditation Evenings
Remembering Anthony de Mello SJ, this series of evenings will be based on some of de Mello’s basic principles for wholesome living, using guided meditations and fantasy exercises. The use of... more
Tuesday 24 April 2018
Díseart Lá - 28 Aibreán 2018
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
Saturday 28 April 2018
Muire na mBard
Bunófar an tsraith seo cainteanna ar ábhar an leabhráin Muire na mBard. Léirítear stádas na Maighdeana Muire san fhilíocht chlasaiceach sa leabhrán seo. Pléifear gnéithe éagsúla den gcur chuige sna... more
Tuesday 1 May 2018
Supervision Training for Spiritual Directors
Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality offers training in supervision for spiritual directors. Conducted in association with Together in the Mystery, an established supervision training programme, it... more
Friday 4 May 2018 to Tuesday 8 May 2018

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