Retreat Center

A Virtual Tour

Tour Our Buildings and Grounds

Below you will find descriptions and images of our amazing buildings and grounds.

Manresa Prayer House and Conference Room

Manresa Prayer House and Conference Room

The Manresa Prayer House has certainly grown over the years.  The once, main level was raised to create more levels!  This upper floor includes a conference room that seats 20-25 comfortably and kitchenette.  The new main level offers 6 bedrooms with private bathrooms.  The lower level became the new library; there are also a couple of sitting rooms and 2 more bedrooms.  The library also offers a kitchenette and small groups find it a nice place to gather for short periods throughout a weekend, keeping in mind that it would be open to all other retreatants too. The bedrooms have a mix of rooms with 2 twin beds and others with queen beds.

Our Modern Cabins

Our Modern Cabins

Most of the cabins offer 2 levels and each level includes a living room area.  The upper levels also include a kitchenette and we are working to update them and add kitchenettes to lower level living room areas.

These three cabins are clean and comfortable with heating and air conditioning, kitchenettes and spacious sitting rooms. Most bedrooms have 2 twin beds and each cabin has 2 levels.

Chabanel: Seven bedrooms - sleeps 14

Daniel: Eight bedrooms - sleeps 15

Goupil: Seven bedrooms - sleeps 13 (Handicap Accessible)

Inside Goupil Cabin

Montserrat Motel

Montserrat Motel

The Montserrat Motel is just steps away from the Loyola Dining Hall. It has 12 rooms on two levels sleeping up to 24 in twin beds. The rooms are clean and comfortable with heat and air conditioning.  Bedding and bath towels provided. The view of the woods from atop our heavily wooded hollow is extraordinary. In 2015, work on the exterior allowed time for new paint and carpeting throughout the lower level rooms.



Brebeuf Guest House

Brebeuf Guest House

The Brebeuf Cabin offers 9 rooms between 2 levels.  The open-floor plan of the main level offers a living room area, large dining table, and kitchen.  The kitchen is stocked with assorted cups/glasses, dishes, pans, and silverware.  There is dish soap & towels too.  Each bedroom has two twin beds.  Sink/vanity areas are within the bedrooms and in most cases 2 rooms share a bathroom. The bedroom off the kitchen includes a private bathroom. Bedding and towels are included.

Lalemant Apartments

Lalemant Apartments

There are 4 units and 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; each offers a kitchenette, seating area and private bathroom. Bedding and towels are provided. Bring toiletries and meals (including salt/pepper) unless meals have been arranged.

St. Kateri Chapel - Xavier Conference Room is lower level of Chapel.

St. Kateri Chapel - Xavier Conference Room is lower level of Chapel.

Our beautiful St. Kateri Chapel is where we celebrate Mass 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. 

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Xavier Conference Room

Xavier Conference Room

The Xavier Conference room is the lower level of the St. Kateri Chapel. Full windows on the east and south sides allow one to feel at home with nature. This room seats 65 comfortably or more if sitting on the floor. It offers a wood burning fireplace, kitchenette (all appliances, no utensils) and 2 restrooms.  If using the fireplace there is a one-time use charge of $25 for the duration of your retreat.

There are eight 60" round tables that seat 6-8 guests and six 2'x6' rectangular tables often used for snacks and supplies.  There is also a hanging screen.

Loyola Dining Hall, Office and Gift Shop

Loyola Dining Hall, Office and Gift Shop

When you arrive at the Creighton University Retreat Center please check-in at the Office in the Loyola Dining Hall, unless you have received other instructions due to arrival time.

In addition to our Administrative Office and Gift Shop, you see the new dining hall addition; the dining hall was doubled in size and now seats up to 125 guests. A new Silent Dining Room was added to accommodate our silent retreat guest and seats 25 comfortably.

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.

Original Dining Hall space that we continue to use.

The addition that faces toward the parking lot.

Coffee station in dining hall addition.

Pride is taken to make our guests feel welcome.

Looking into the Silent Dining Room from the new addition.

Inside the Silent Dining Room.

Isaac Jogues Lodge

Isaac Jogues Lodge

Jogues Lodges offers space for up to 70 in sleeping bags. There are 3 sections; the large middle section includes family style tables & a kitchen.  The north & south ends have fireplaces and are set up with a relaxed atmosphere.  There are doors between that can be pulled closed to offer 3 separate meeting spaces or breakout areas. There are bathrooms in two areas, one that includes 2 shower stalls.

This building was built in 1948 by the Boy Scouts of America and was updated summer 2015.

 

A pergola has been added.

 The porch has been brought back to life!

A time the group brought in tents too.

These tables can seat 80 guests.

Long serving bar with storage.

Remodeled kitchen.

North end living area of the Lodge.

South end living area of the Lodge.

Yes, two fireplaces!! 

 There is a $25 use charge per reservation.

The Grounds

The Grounds

Our 157 wooded acres include three prayer gardens, abundant wildlife and several miles of trails. The Retreat Center sits on a bluffabove 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.

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Nature and Wildlife

Nature and Wildlife

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.