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Knowing Christ

Guided by Ignatius of Loyola’s own spiritual journey, we will spend the retreat reflecting on our experiences of God, examining our lives, contemplating Jesus’ life and ministries, and coming to know more deeply Christ and His mission for us. This weekend retreat will be held at the Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center in Prior Lake, Minnesota. Father Chris Manahan, SJ, will be the director for the September retreat. Please register below.

Date and Time
September 12–15, (Thursday evening to Sunday after lunch)

Event Address
Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center
16385 St Francis Lane
Prior Lake, MN 55372

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Fr. Chris Manahan, SJ
Fr. Chris Manahan, SJ, assists the provincial of the Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus in visiting the Jesuits in the province who are 70 and older and those younger Jesuits who are awaiting final vows following their ordination or completion of theology studies as Jesuit brothers. Previously (2014–2021), he served as director of the Jesuit Retreat House on Lake Winnebago at Oshkosh, WI; was on the staff of the Jesuit Novitiate in Saint Paul, MN, 2006–2014; worked with the Jesuits in Philippines and northeast India, 2005–2006; and, after ordination in 2003, was a parish priest at the Jesuit mission on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. He grew up in Rochester, Minnesota, graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1978 in political science and journalism, and was a newspaper reporter and editor until entering the Jesuits in 1993 at the age of 37.


We do not ask for a deposit or payment to attend this retreat. There will be time at the end of the retreat to consider what you can reasonably afford.


Ignatian Silent Retreat for Women — Weekend Retreat (September 12–15, 2024)

Emergency Contact(Required)
Do you have mobility issues?
If you would like to share a double room (shared bath, “folding” wall) with someone, please check “share.” Otherwise, all rooms are individual occupancy.
Any food allergies or dietary needs? (Refrigerators available if you need to bring special foods.)
Please check all volunteer opportunities you're interested in
If you are willing to drive someone from your area to the retreat, please indicate YES. (If needed, we will connect you with the person needing a ride. Thank you!)