Manresa 29 will take place April 8-10, 2016 at Villa Maria Education & Spirituality Center.
Registration Information – Please read all of the below information carefully!
Please complete the online registration form for the opportunity to attend the Manresa 29 Retreat.
Please note: completing the online form does NOT guarantee you a spot on the retreat. To have a guaranteed spot, your name must be drawn at the M29 registration on Wednesday, February 24 at 2:00pm in the LSC Conference Room. Attendance at this drawing is an optional: students are welcome to attend (if you attend, we ask you to bring payment for the $40 deposit, should your name be drawn); if you do not attend, you will be notified via email, if selected, and asked to secure your spot within 24 hours by submitting the $40 deposit to Campus Ministry (cash or check made payable to JCU).
Interested students may enter their name for submission once per day until online registration closes on Wednesday, February 24th at 11:00am. Multiple submissions is not required, but increases one’s chances of being selected for the retreat.
Manresa 29 is open to all current JCU students. Students of any and all spiritual/faith backgrounds are welcome to attend!
If you have any questions regarding the registration process, contact Andy Costigan, coordinator of Manresa Retreats, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About the Manresa Retreat
This twice a year 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 4 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.
If you have questions, please contact Andy Costigan, coordinator of Manresa Retreats.