Located 80 miles north of Milwaukee, the Jesuit Retreat House on Lake Winnebago welcomes men and women of all faiths to its silent preached and directed retreats. The blue waters of Lake Winnebago wrap around the 23-acre campus like open arms. Vibrant spring and summer greens, gorgeous fall colors and tranquil winter snow provide a serene environment for reflection no matter the season.
The newly completed Manresa Residential Wing (ADA compliant w/two (2) elevators) offers 60 private bedrooms with toilets and showers as well as 2 new contemplative lounges with fireplaces for praying, reading and journaling. Meandering walkways, swings, benches, bridges and a gazebo contribute to a backdrop ideal for contemplation. Bikes and lawn chairs are available seasonally. An exercise room is available, and it is safe to walk or jog outside on the grounds and surrounding areas.
Meals are served buffet style, and the menu can accommodate nearly all retreatants (vegan and/or gluten free available). Snacks and drinks are always available 24/7, as well as a refrigerator for retreatant use. Daily Mass is held in the St. Ignatius Chapel, overlooking beautiful Lake Winnebago.
The Jesuit Retreat House is open year-round, offering silent weekend preached retreats from September thru May. Five (5)-day and eight (8)-day silent directed retreats are offered from June thru August. Preached retreats are offered for couples, Spanish speaking and people in recovery programs. Advent and Holy Week retreats are also offered each year.