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Jesuit Retreat House

Welcome to Manresa
& Retreat Center

The Front Entrance to Manresa
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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We are saddened to report the passing of Jim Moloney, a long-time friend of Manresa. Jim died in the early morning of Friday 11 April. Details


Manresa Matters - Manresa Memos

The Spring 2014 Manresa Matters and the March-May
Manresa Memos are now available.
And check out who supports us to make the Memos possible


An Evening of Bowling at the Detroit Athletic Club
Saturday, May 17, 2014 - Details


Our Annual Family Picnic
Sunday, 1 June 2014
- Details
Our Annual Golf Outing
Saturday, 7 June 2014
- Details


Tickets for our Annual Jesuit Raffle
are now available. The winning ticket will be drawn at the Picnic


The Master's Garden

Photos from 2013 Event


You are invited to 11-day trip to Poland
with Fr. Peter Fennessy, SJ, May 13 - 23, 2014
to Warsaw, Zelazowa Wola, Niepokalanów, Lichen, Czestochowa, Kalwaria, Wadowice, Zakopane, Wieliczka, Lagiewniki, Auschwitz, and Kraków.
(Total tour price $3,365)
More than three-fourths of the available seats have already been taken, so sign up soon. Details


The Manresa Concert Series
2014-2015 Season

October 5, 2014 Autumn Leaves
with Dorothy Duensin & Carl Clendenning
December 7, 2014 Christmas Polonaise
with the Filarets choir
January 25, 2015 A Jazzy January!
with The Oakland Jazz Quartet
March 1, 2015 On the Edge fof Spring
with Jeff Scott

Details - Order tickets
To hear a bit of the Metro Jazz Voices click here
For a taste of our recent Leszek Bartkiewicz Piano Concert click here


Information is now available on
The Internship in Listening Ministry


Photos are available for Manresa's
2013 auction dinner
2013 annual picnic
2013 Master's Garden event
2013 Slideshow of the Ireland Trip (courtesy of Shawn & Peggy Burns)
April 2013 Concert: The Fleur de Lys Chamber Emsemble


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.