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Hop-on Hop-off Retreat

From: 10:00am Monday 20 December 2021
To: 9:00pm Wednesday 22 December 2021


Time of your choice

Quiet time

Sacrament of Reconciliation available


Accommodation available

Meals available

Places available

Come for a quiet morning, an overnight or a day - as time allows - to prepare for Christmas.

The busy time before Christmas may not 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 this last week before Christmas. There are various opportunities in these days for some quiet or for guided reflection and prayer - including daily mass, confession and conversation times.

Your Advent timetable may allow some time of recollection — a few hours, perhaps, or a night or two. If you would like a quiet mid-day, evening meal or overnight stay, please make a booking — otherwise you are welcome just to come along.

Please book your place if your stay will involve a mealtime or accommodation. Arrange to arrive between 10:00 a.m. and 1 p.m. or between 2 and 5 p.m.
Other arrival times may be made by individual arrangement for prepaid bookings.

Silence and quiet are appreciated elements of the Manresa experience; even if you come with others, or bring your phone with you, it will be best if conversations can happen elsewhere, Leaving you and others free to enjoy some recollection and calm.

A brief input each morning at 10:00 am will offer a reflection on an Advent theme may suggest some pointers for prayer during your day.

You are welcome to join the resident community for mass at 12:15 p.m. on any day.

The afternoon will provide opportunities for spiritual conversation with a qualified spiritual director or a chance to celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation from 3:00 pm.

At 5 pm, a time of guided prayer led by one of our directors will help to enter into some personal quiet.

Spend an evening in quiet or join a group for events that may be scheduled during your stay.

Enjoy one or more quiet nights in our single en-suite rooms before going to work or engaging in your other preparations for Christmas