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 Journey Continues: Leaving Elected Leadership

Sept. 21-17, 2019 and March 26-31, 2020

Facilitator: Sister Marcia Allen, CSJ

Are you an elected leader in a community of religious women who is leaving office in 6 to 18 months?  Or perhaps you left office within the past one or two years and are still in transition.  In either case, you find yourself in a process of discernment about the next step in your life.  Are you confused by too many options or perhaps nothing attracts you?  Are you concerned that you may make too hasty a decision about your post-leadership years?  This mini-retreat is an opportunity to discern prayerfully where you want to go and what you want to do next.

Cost: $575. Brochures available upon request.


Some of our other retreats that may be of special interest to women religious

(Click on any title and you will go to the information and registration page.)

The Poetry of Lacemaking: The Creative Spirit in Our Lives

June 23 – June 30, 2019

2019 Theological Institute:  The Long Struggle to Desegregate Catholic America

July 18-21, 2019

 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.