INDIVIDUALLY DIRECTED RETREATS
Each summer we set certain dates aside in June, July, and
August for individually directed retreats. We invite experienced men and
women, Jesuits and others, to form a team so that amid this variety of
directors each retreatant may have some compatible person to walk with
them through the Spiritual Exercises. The dates are selected to allow
for eight-day retreats; those who wish to make shorter retreats should
select dates within this time frame (from 5 PM on the first date to 10
AM on the last). While from September to May individuals may generally
chose any dates they wish, we limit retreats in the summer to only those
days because of the closures of our kitchen and the frequent unavailability
There's a special atmosphere in the house when significant
numbers of people are engaged in their own silent retreats surrounded
by others who are giving themselves to the Lord in the same way, joining
together for Mass and other prayer. One grows close to people in this
silent communion even in the absence of conversation.
Manresa's special gift is prayerful solitude and peaceful
openness to the Spirit. Our thirty-nine wooded and landscaped acres with
stream, nature trail, labyrinth and "cottages" separate from
the main house add to the prayerful atmosphere.
an oil painting by Nancy Mitchnik
[click image for other "Manresa" art]
Here is our schedule for
the 2017 Summer Sessions:
||June 12 - 21, 2017
|July 17 - 26, 2017
|August 9 - 18, 2017
|Note: Summer Sessions for Retreats begin at
7:30 on the evening of the first date above (you are welcome
to check in on time for the 6 PM dinner) and end after breakfast
of the last date above.
Cost: for Summer Sessions: $80 per day; outside of the Summer
Sessions: $85 per day.
To inquire further contact us.
For retreats of eight days or less you may register
online for the above dates during the summer, or most other dates
during the rest of the year. Or you may print this application
form and mail it to Fr. Fennessy at Manresa. These summer sessions
fill up quickly usually at least a month before they begin
we recommend that you register early.