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Mist on the hillside

Welcome to Manresa
& Retreat Center

Manresa Jesuit Retreat House is a place of quiet, peace and prayer that seeks to help people grow in their spiritual life by group and individually directed retreats based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. We offer workshops, spiritual direction, days of prayer, a Seminar in Ignatian Spirituality, and a yearlong Internship in Spiritual Companionship.

Our retreat center and its conference facilities are also used by other religious and educational groups. And from time to time our staff members lead pilgrimages overseas. You are welcome to attend the 8 AM Mass in our main chapel on most weekdays, Monday to Friday. On First Fridays Mass is followed by a light breakfast. Priests are usually available for the sacrament of Reconciliation, but we recommend calling ahead of time and making an appointment.

Though just sixteen miles north of the center of Detroit, our thirty-nine 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

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The Latest News & Announcements

Recent Deaths

Mary Katherine Ballew, former retreatant
Mar 9, 1950 - Aug 12, 2016

John R. Hayes, former retreat captain
Sept 23, 1936 - Aug 7, 2016

Both families suggest memorials to Manresa
in lieu of flowers

A Video on Ignatian Spirituality

For a very brief video on Ignatian Spirituality by Fr. Peter Fennessy, SJ click here.

The La Storta Theological Library

Manresa announces the opening of the Manresa theological library.  The library is housed on the first floor of LaStorta.  The library will operate on the Roman library system: the stacks will be closed to the public.  The librarian will bring the books requested to the front offices where they can be picked up.

Please read the directives for requesting books from the theological library.


 Manresa Memos

The August/September issue of Manresa Memos is now available on line, as is the latest issue of Manresa Matters and its Bonus Material.

Road Closing

Be advised that Big Beaver has been closed between Adams Road and Woodward. Traffic from the east will need to approach Manresa via Square Lake, Long Lake, Maple, or 14 Mile Roads, and then take Woodward north or south to Quarton Road and so to us. See map.

Upcoming Events

Nov 16, 2016 to Mar 1, 2017
Mini-course 2 Jesus & Christ

Manresa Jesuit Retreat House                      1390 Quarton Road, Bloomfield Hills MI 48304                      Phone:  248.644.4933