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Thank you for your interest in supporting Manresa Jesuit Retreat House. We are grateful for the generosity of the thousands of individuals who’ve offered their time, talent and resources to support our ministry for over 90 years. Manresa was established by lay people, and has been funded and supported almost entirely by lay people over the nine decades of its ministry.

There are several Ways to Give gifts to Manresa. You may choose to financially support our on-going operations, our capital needs for buildings and grounds, or by making a gift to our endowment to help maintain Manresa’s present and future financial health. If, on the other hand, you wish to make a general donation, Manresa will use your gift as needed at the time it is received.

While outright gifts are immediately helpful to Manresa, donors can make contributions in other ways as well. Some of these Planned Giving opportunities offer substantial tax, estate planning and other financial benefits. As a result, donors can enhance financial security for themselves and their families, while making a substantial commitment to strengthen the future of Manresa.

The Lay Retreatant League was established to give retreatants an opportunity to support Manresa through individual and community prayer and to provide members of the League a chance to get a spiritual tune-up after a retreat weekend. Alternatively, a League member can give someone new to Manresa a chance to check out a “mini retreat” on a Sunday afternoon.

Manresa also has opportunities for Volunteers who may wish to assist us in maintaining our 39 acres of woods, meadows and fields, or to help us with various events we sponsor.

However you choose to support Manresa, we heartily thank you. We are blessed to have you as a member of our community.