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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 May/July Manresa Memos is now available.

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We regret to announce the death of Rita Ellis, long time friend of Manresa and Manresa's 2013 Retreatant of the Year.

Manresa Jesuit Retreat House is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Raymond as our Associate Director, effective June 1, to succeed Hugh Buchanan, who is retiring. More


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Quarton Road west of Manresa will be closed for construction until late in the summer of 2015. When you come to Manresa come by way of Big Beaver Road or Woodward Avenue to the east of us. Details


We are planning a trip in the Spring of 2016
to Venice, Florence, Assisi, Rome, etc.
to celebrate the Holy Year of Mercy. If you are interested let us know at 248.644.4933 (no commitment) and we will keep you informed


The Master’s Garden.
May 30, 2015
Fr. Bernie Owens, SJ will be in the Marketplace
selling and signing his new book.
ORDER TICKETS HERE or in the Front Office


Information now available
about the Manresa $10,000 Raffle


Fr. Bernie's book

More Than You Could Ever Imagine:
On Our Becoming Divine

Reserved copies are now available at Manresa's front office.
A limited number are also available in our bookstore.


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.


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.