Welcome to Manresa
& Retreat Center

The Front Entrance to Manresa
(Photo courtesy of Dick Reyhl)

To help men and women grow spiritually
through prayer, reflection, guidance, and teaching
according to the Ignatian tradition

Manresa Jesuit Retreat House is a place of quiet, peace and prayer that seeks to help people grow in their spiritual life by conference or group retreats and individually directed retreats based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. We offer workshops, spiritual direction, days of prayer, a five-part Seminar in Ignatian Spirituality, and a year-long Internship Program in the Listening Ministry.

Our retreat center and its conference facilities are also used by other religious and educational groups. And from time to time our staff lead pilgrimages or tours overseas. You are welcome to attend the 8 AM Mass in our main chapel on most weekdays, Monday to Friday, of the year. On First Fridays Mass is followed by a light breakfast. Priests are usually available for the sacrament of Reconciliation on a walk in basis, but we recommend calling ahead of time and making an appointment.

Though just sixteen miles north of the center of Detroit, our thirty-seven wooded acres are a place of peace, and the main branch of the young Rouge River runs through it. Come to the quiet of this special place and find rest for your souls.


The Old Front Door

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The Big Event of the Year
Our Spirit of Manresa 2015 Gala - Sept 26
Information and Tickets


The September/November Manresa Memos is now available.


Hear Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ on November 18th. More


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Sept 8 - Dec 15
Bible Study at Manresa: The Prophets

Sept 8 - Dec 15
Fr. Justin Kelly Seminar: Learning How to Live

Sept 9 - Nov 4
A Seminar in Ignatian Spirituality

Sept 15 - Dec 15
Men's Reading Group: Of Books and Men

Sept 29
Calling All Marthas: The Grace of Giving God Our Yes

Mar 6
Manresa Concert Series Oct 4

Oct 7
Discovering God in His Garden: Follow the River

Oct 8 - Nov 12
Men's Fellowship: Transformational Transitions

Sept 28 - Nov 9
Growing in Prayer

November 20 -22
Journal Prayer Weekend Retreat

Oct 17
Howard Gray on Ignatian Spirituality: Finding God in All

March 7 - 17, 2016
Holy Year Pilgrimage to Italy


The Labyrinth at Manresa

On the vigil of Pentecost the physical installation of the Labyrinth at Manresa was completed. It is 62 feet wide with a path of 1200 feet from entry to center. A formal dedication took place on July 20th. Details


Manresa Matters - Manresa Memos

The Spring-Summer 2015 Manresa Matters and its bonus material are now available.


A Collection of Writings by Hugh A. Buchanan

Hugh Buchanan, our Associate Director, has been publishing reflections on the Sunday readings for some time now. His daughter recently surprised him by giving him a collection in book form. It is available on line here. Reflect and enjoy.



Ignatian Volunteers at Manresa

Retired? Looking for a way to serve others? And a community for prayer and sharing? Take a look at the Ignatian Volunteers at Manresa.

Manresa Jesuit Retreat House           1390 Quarton Road, Bloomfield Hills MI 48304               Phone:  (248) 644-4933