Manna House has a rich tradition of serving Catholic women religious and associates through a wide range of ever-changing sabbaticals and retreats designed specifically for your spiritual, emotional and intellectual needs.
Because we want to ensure that you have all the information you need before you make a decision to join us for one of these special programs, we do not accept online registration for these retreats, workshops and sabbaticals. Instead, please contact us by phone at 785/243-4428 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.
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Cost: $475 — In a directed retreat the retreatant meets, ordinarily once a day, with an experienced spiritual director. Together they discern the spiritual path on which the Holy Spirit is leading the retreatant. The director suggests Scripture passages that may assist her in further considering her spiritual journey and Christ’s call to discipleship.
Cost: $800 program alone; $1,200 combined with retreat — This new program will give you six days of studying for a deeper understanding of the charism and mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph, as part of a mystical tradition in an evolutionary cosmos. An optional six-day retreat (July 12 – 18) is offered at the end of the program.
Cost: $2,500 (includes directed retreat) — This is a 30-day renewal experience, followed by a directed retreat, for women religious whose formation occurred before 1990, and who desire to enter more deeply into the reality of their vocation. These 30 days are about love, a lifetime of faithful love in response to the fire of Love that grasped one’s heart in her original consecration.
Cost: $500 — This retreat closes the Deepening the Mystery of Religious Life program, but may be made separately from the entire program.
Eight-Day and Thirty-Day Retreats: These retreats are offered throughout the year depending upon availability of space and director. Each retreat can be designed according to the individual’s needs. Our specialty follows the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. The object of the Spiritual Exercises is prayer and the experience of God. The major part of the Exercises consists of contemplating the life of Jesus as presented in the Gospels.
Private Retreats: On a private retreat the individual spends time in silence, prayer, relaxation and personal reflection without a director. This can be for a day or for as many days as requested.
Directed Retreats: On a directed retreat the individual meets with a director once a day. The content focuses on the way God is active in the person’s life. Varying lengths of days can be arranged.
(Manna House is also available for day retreats for your group, from four to 30 people. Retreat facilitators are available upon request.)
For information or to arrange your personal retreat, contact us at email@example.com or 785/243-4428.