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Jesuit Retreat House

Welcome to Manresa
& Retreat Center

The Front Entrance to Manresa

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

(Photo courtesy of Dick Reyhl)

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, and a two-year Internship Program in Ignatian Spirituality. 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.

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 ______________________
Manresa Jesuit Retreat House
1390 Quarton Road
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304


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The Jesuits, staff and family of Manresa wish you all a Most Blessed Christmas

Outdoor Reflection with Trees has been rescheduled for January 21, 2015 - check here for details

We regret to announce the death of Gerald J. McMillan
long-time Manresa retreatant
December 11, 2014

We regret to announce the death of Celestine (Sally) Sehn
long-time friend of Manresa
November 29, 1919 - December 9, 2014

We regret to announce the death of John Henry Sennett
long-time friend of Manresa
September 13, 1933 - December 2, 2014



The January/February Manresa Memos is now available.

And check out who supports us to make the Memos possible


See details for Men's Book Club
January through April here
and a new Men's Fellowship Group here


New Program
Jan 12 - Feb 16, 2015
Encountering Jesus Heart to Heart


Spain and Lourdes Pilgrimage
March 16-26, 2015

Because of the demands of his new post as rector of the Jesuit novitiate Fr. Hyde is no longer able to lead this pilgrimage and it will be led instead by Fr. Leo Cachat, SJ of the Manresa staff.


Fr. Bernie's book

More Than You Could Ever Imagine:
On Our Becoming Divine

will be published in March 2015 by Liturgical Press


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 and will soon be available in print. Reflect and enjoy.


Manresa Matters - Manresa Memos

The Fall 2014 Manresa Matters and its bonus material are now available.


The Manresa Concert Series
2014-2015 Season

December 7, 2014 Christmas Polonaise
with the Filarets choir
January 25, 2015 A Jazzy January!
with The Oakland Jazz Quartet
March 1, 2015 On the Edge fof Spring
with Jeff Scott



You are invited to 8 AM Mass at Manresa

Daily, Monday to Friday,
in the Main Manresa Chapel
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.


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.


Light in the Darkness

Visit the Light in the Darkness ministry of prayer here and see an on-line video about this Ministry.