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When you arrive at the Retreat Center, please be sure to check-in at the Manresa Prayer House Office. In addition to our Administrative Offices and Gift Shop, there are two conference rooms able to accomodate groups up to 25. The upstairs conference room also includes access to a full kitchen. There are also several new private rooms and suites for overnight guests.
These three cabins are clean and comfortable with heating and air conditioning, kitchenettes and sitting rooms. Bedrooms are double occupancy and located on two levels.
Chabanel: Seven bedrooms - sleeps 14
Daniel: Eight bedrooms - sleeps 15
Goupil: Four bedrooms - sleeps 8 (Handicap Accessible)
The Montserrat Motel is just steps away from the Loyola Dining Hall. It has 12 rooms on two levels to sleep up to 24. The rooms are clean and comfortable with heat and air conditioning. The view of the woods from atop our heavily wooded hollow is extraordinary.
These four apartments are set apart in a quiet corner of our campus and sleep up to 8. They look out into our woods and offer a great place for prayer and reflection. All have a kitchenette and a comfortable sitting room.
Our beautiful Chapel is where we celebrate Mass on Tuesday & Thursday at 8am and reserve the Blessed Sacrament. The many large windows offer scenic views of the woods and God's creation. There are also two rooms for private spiritual direction. The lower level consists of the Xavier Conference room with a wood burning fireplace, kitchenette and rest rooms.
Our kitchen staff prepares and serves wonderful, home-made meals for our group retreats and other functions, such as group meetings, conferences, luncheons and special celebrations.
Our Lodge is spacious and open. It has a full kitchen and meeting rooms. Overnight guests use sleeping bags.
Our 157 wooded acres include three prayer gardens, abundant wildlife and several miles of trails. The Retreat Center sits on a bluff above the Nishnabotna River and many of our trails go to the river. You will see a large variety of birds and deer are not uncommon.
Many people inquire about the variety of wildlife we have on our grounds. We are constantly amazed at the diversity of God's creation and have tried to capture some of it for your enjoyment here. Of course, nothing substitutes for experiencing this environment in person.