Retreats

MARANATHA House of Prayer is a Catholic retreat house where Christians and people of good will can come and deepen their relationship with God and others based on the values taught by Jesus in the Gospels, and on the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola.

It is a Jesuit-Lay ministry committed to accompanying others in the Ignatian way of prayer and discernment and providing the ambience of a sanctuary of grace where all who come can experience God’s love, forgiveness, gentleness, mercy, joy, delight in all things and see all things in God.

Retreats at MARANATHA are focussed on God , and about God’s direct and personal relationship with you.

What is expected of you:

A generous disposition of gratitude to God’s generosity and graced gifts
A respectful presence of welcome to the praying community present at the retreat with you.
A commitment to reading of Scripture contemplatively
An interior and exterior silence and stillness open to “ ..know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10)

Directed Prayer Retreats
Directed prayer retreats are for people who have an understanding of Ignatian spirituality and the way of praying and discerning as taught by St Ignatius. They should be comfortable with silence, and are able to to pray within a structured time frame, for at least an hour each time, and possibly five times in a day.

The person making a Directed retreat should be able to articulate the affect of the prayer to the Spiritual Companion during spiritual direction.

Directed retreats are limited to a maximum of 6 persons in single occupancy.

Guided Days of Quiet Individual Prayer
The guided day (one night) is available to individuals wanting to spend time with God , guided by a MARANATHA Prayer companion in the way of praying taught by St Ignatius of Loyola. Limited to a maximum of three persons per prayer companion.

Conference Prayer Retreats
Conference Prayer Retreats are preached retreats. There will be presentations each day, time for individual prayer and reflection, and opportunity to be guided by the facilitator and spiritual companion. Conference retreats help to introduce the retreatant to exterior and interior silence, and to make a sacred space where God can engage them in closer relationship with Him.

Registration

Please register (by clicking any of the above retreat) here or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Registration is on a first come first served basis, and your place is confirmed upon receipt of your donation within seven days from registered date. You will receive an email from MARANATHA once your registration is confirmed.