Manresa 2013

Manresa is the Spanish town where St Ignatius Loyola stopped to pray on his way back from Montserrat in 1522 whilst on his Spiritual Pilgrimage. We see the Year 12 Retreat as a place where Students have an opportunity for spiritual reflection and planning in their final year of school. For them it forms part of their pilgrimage through life and faith, therefore aptly named 'Manresa'.

All the Year 12 Cohort and twenty-one staff will set out for Manresa at four different locations; Woodman Point, Point Walter, Swanleigh and Ern Halliday. The students will be guided through a number of modules allowing them to reflect on their lives thus far and who were the people with them on their life's journey and what place God may have in their life. The second half of Manresa is aimed to help the students make their plans for the future setting a pathway for their life.

The Year 12 students should return from Manresa with a definite knowledge of who they are, what they would like and what needs to be done to achieve this. Hopefully they will come back with the knowledge that whatever plans they make God will be standing beside them always.

Keith J Morgan
Acting Religious Education Coordinator