Weekend Retreats

- For Men

- For Women

- For Couples

- For Members of the

12 Step Programs

Individually Directed Retreats

Monday to Friday

by arrangement

Ongoing Spiritual


Theme Retreats In The Jesuit Tradition



Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre in Pickering
2325 Liverpool Road
Pickering, Ontario L1X 1V4
Tel: (905) 839-2864
Fax: (905) 839-7289


The 12 Step Program



The Spirituality Of The 12 Step Program


Mansresa Pickering
Praying Hands


God Grant Me The Serenity To Accept
The Things I Cannot Change
Courage To Change The Things I Can
And Wisdom To Know The Difference

Welcome To Manresa

The 12 Step Program for members of Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) and other addiction groups is a further adaptation along the lines suggested by St. Ignatius. The program is similar to that offered on a regular weekend with several exceptions: (1) This retreat tends to be ecumenical with many non-catholics in attendance, (2) The input sessions develop the spirituality of the Twelve Steps and (3) Silence in these retreats is for specified periods only rather than for the entire weekend. Here too appreciation grows among many retreatants as they experience the benefit of silence in the retreat and later in their lives!


7:30 P.M. ---- Arrival
8:30 P.M. ---- Orientation Conference, Prayer



8:00 A.M. ---- Rise
8:30 A.M. ---- Breakfast
9:30 A.M. ---- Conference (Max. 20 - 30 minutes)

10:00 A.M. --- Silence, Quiet Time For Prayer And Reflection.

11:00 A.M.--- Conference (Max. 20 - 30 minutes)

11:30 A.M.--- .Silence, Quiet Time For Prayer And Reflection.

11:45 A.M. --- Eucharistic Celebration (Optional)
12:30 P.M. --- Lunch
2:00 P.M. ---- Stations Of The Cross (Optional)
3:00 P.M. ---- Conference
(Max. 20 - 30 minutes)

3:30 P.M. ---- Silence, Quiet Time For Prayer And Reflection

4:00 P.M. ---- Healing Service -- (Silence)
5:30 P.M. ---- Dinner
8:00 P.M. ---- 12 Step Meeting


8:00 A.M. ---- Rise
8:30 A.M. ---- Breakfast
9:30 A.M. ---- Conference
(Max. 20 - 30 minutes)

10:00 A.M --- Silence -- Quiet Time For Prayer And Reflection.
10:30 A.M. -- Closing Circle

11:30 A.M. -- Director's Talk
11:45 A.M. ---Eucharistic Celebration
12:30 P.M. ---Closing Lunch

Fleming Hall Lobby, Corridors, Private Rooms,
Designated Smoking Room -- All are in the quiet zone

Please respect the need of others for silence.

Manresa is a smoke free facility.
Smoking is permitted outside or in the designated area only!

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