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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 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 Conslmagno, SJ on November 18th. More

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Neighborhood Seen magazine, a monthly publication distributed in Oakland County communities from Rochester to Royal Oak and from Troy to West Bloomfield, has published in its July edition a profile of our new Associate Director, Steve Raymond. Read it here.



Bible Study at Manresa: The Prophets Sept 8 - Dec 15
Fr. Justin Kelly Seminar: Learning How to Live Sept 8 - Dec 15
A Seminar in Ignatian Spirituality Sept 9 - Nov 4

Men's Reading Group: Of Books and Men Sept 15 - Dec 15
Calling All Marthas: The Grace of Giving God Our Yes - Sept 29
Manresa Concert Series Oct 4 - Mar 6
Discovering God in His Garden: Follow the River - Oct 7
Men's Fellowship: Transformational Transitions Oct 8 - Nov 12
Growing in Prayer Sept 28 - Nov 9
Journal Prayer Weekend Retreat November 20 -22
Howard Gray on Ignatian Spirituality: Finding God in All - Oct 17
Holy Year Pilgrimage to Italy March 7 - 17, 2016


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.


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.