Manresa Ignatian Retreat
12 Weeks in Manresa: Spiritual Exercises for our Times
An Ignatian Retreat for Daily Life
“I'm a mom. I have young kids. I was a little bit intimidated to do this program. I just felt, you know, a little unqualified. I'm a convert. I didn't know if, you know, I'd be able to do it and to make the time for it. But I just want to say that it was one of the most profound, beneficial experiences of my spiritual life, and it really did change the trajectory of my life.”
“We put it in the bulletin and I think in this parish there is a hunger to grow in your faith. I would do it again in a heartbeat... There's a hunger for Ignatian spirituality. We love it.”
“The videos were wonderful. They were very inspirational. They were very consoling and in no way were they off-putting or intimidating or made our faith feel too theological for the average person. They made it very accessible for everyone.”
“I'm a retired United Church of Christ pastor, and as I said about Manresa, this experience was the most spiritually deepening and significant spiritual growth experience of my entire life.”
It was in a cave in Manresa, Spain, where Saint Ignatius composed the Spiritual Exercises. In this time of seclusion, he came to know God in a profoundly intimate way. In our time of seclusion and transitions, we too, can find God in a deeper, more profound way.
Over the 12 weeks of Manresa: Spiritual Exercises for our Times, you are invited to an Ignatian retreat in daily life inspired by and rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. This retreat is intended for both those experienced and new to the Spiritual Exercises who seek "some instruction and the attainment of a certain degree of peace of soul."
At a Glance
How long will it take?
This retreat consists of 12 weeks.
When does it start?
This self-guided Ignatian retreat can be done asynchronously, however, we suggest starting on a Sunday.
How much does it cost?
The retreat itself is offered at no charge. The only cost is the purchase of the retreat material.
What is the retreat format?
The retreat is made independently, however, we suggest small group faith sharing every week or every other week.