Campus Ministry

Manresa Retreat

 Manresa 27: April 10 – 12, 2015

Register today to attend the Manresa 27 Retreat!! The full cost of the retreat is $75.

Registration details:

There is no longer a wait-in-line system for signing up for Manresa. We hope this will make it more feasible for all interested students to sign up for the retreat. Instead, students interested in attending the retreat must complete the online registration form AND subsequently have their name drawn from the pool of interested students.

Online registration will be available beginning Sunday, March 8th at 11:00am and close Wednesday, March 11th at 11:00am. If interested, you may enter your name for submission once per day until online registration closes on March 11th at 11:00am. This gives students who are passionate about attending M27 in particular more of a chance of having their name drawn from the pool of interested students.

To reserve your spot, you – or a representative – must be present when your name is drawn at the M27 registration on Wednesday, March 11th at 2:00pm in the Campus Ministry Conference Room. At the time your name is drawn, you (or your representative) must pay your $40 deposit (cash or check made payable to JCU) to confirm your spot on the retreat. You may pay the full $75 at that time, should you wish.

The retreat is open to all current John Carroll students (yes, freshman may attend M-27). There will be space for 18 students of each gender. In particular, there are spots for 6 senior women and 12 underclass women as well as 6 senior men and 12 underlcass men. Interested students whose names are not drawn will remain on the waiting list and will be notified as space becomes available.

The retreat will take place at Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center (approximately 1.5 hours from campus). Retreatants should plan to depart JCU on Friday, April 10th at 4:30pm and return to campus Sunday, April 12th at 4:00pm.

If you have any questions regarding the Manresa Retreat or the registration process, please contact Andy Costigan.

THANKS for a great weekend – Enjoy the M-26 slideshow:


About the Manresa Retreat: This retreat offers students an opportunity to explore in more depth some of life’s ultimate questions – Who am I? What are my priorities? How do I use my gifts and talents to serve others? How do I maintain a sense of balance in my life? Where and how has God been present in my life?… This is NOT your high school or youth group retreat; you will meet some of Carroll’s most amazing students — people you otherwise might never meet, let alone have a meaningful conversation with. This weekend away is a chance for you to have quality reflection time to think about whether and how God is a part of your life in college and beyond!

The retreat is rooted in and introduces students to Ignatian spirituality, especially the Principle & Foundation (aka P&F) [#23 in the Spiritual Exercises]. Manresa, Spain, is one of the places where Saint Ignatius stopped on his journey, and it was a time of great reflection on his life, his limitations, and his love for God. This retreat is open to students of all faith backgrounds; NO prior retreat experience is required. The retreat is led by a team of diverse students and offers ample time for large and small group discussions and activities, as well as individual prayer and reflection, communal prayer, and free time.

We leave for the retreat on Friday at 5 p.m. and return Sunday by 4 p.m. Those attending the retreat must stay for the entire time period (arriving late or leaving early is not permitted). The cost of the retreat is $75 which includes transportation, six meals, private bedroom, and materials.