For Women Religious

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  for more information and to register.

The Legacy Retreat

Oct. 17-30, 2021

Facilitator: Sister Marcia Allen, CSJ

What am I leaving? To whom am I leaving it?

These days are for those of us “of a certain age” who experience the questions of quality and capacity of life more frequently than ever before. Sometime in our 70s we move into late mid-life and early old age. Then in our 80s we are definitely facing old or old, old age. Now is the time to begin to examine the meaning of our successes and failures, our joys and sorrows, what we’ve received and what we have lost, our experiences, the events, the encounters with creatures, especially the people who have made a difference for us – all that have shaped our life and the meaning of it.

During our days together we will attend to the work of aging and old age. We are the keepers of the wisdom that it will take for our world and our descendants, our earth and its inhabitants, our friends and families to continue to flourish in their own journeys. This is our responsibility and our privilege: to be the resplendent image of what it means to be truly human for the next generation. Our days will be a combinations of reflection time, shared wisdom, exploration of the wisdom we have accumulated and ways in which we can contribute to our world’s and planet’s flourishing. In short, this retreat is about what we want to pass on! Available via Zoom or in person at Manna House.


For one week: 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 17 – Noon, Saturday, Oct., 23, 2021

For two weeks: 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 17 – Noon, Oct. 30, 2021

Contact Manna House for more information, 785-243-4428 or email


Personal Retreat Options

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 or 785/243-4428.