Manresa for New Faculty and Staff - Fall 2019

"Manresa" provides an overview of Xavier's mission and identity for new faculty and staff. During each session, veteran faculty and staff will share some aspect of our tradition followed by stimulating discussions with new colleagues. Manresa is offered in two format options: a 24-hour overnight experience and a series of luncheons for those who cannot make the overnight.

As with all of our programs, faculty and staff of all faith traditions, and those with no affiliation, are invited to join us for this interesting program.

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Option One: Manresa Overnight at Transfiguration


Manresa Away for new Faculty and Staff is September 13-14 at the Transfiguration Spirituality Center.

Join us for this relaxed overnight experience as we hear from great speakers and share a meal and conversation in the beautiful retreat surroundings of the Transfiguration Spirituality Center about 25 minutes from campus.

We will get a glimpse into the life of St. Ignatius Loyola and an overview of Jesuit education. We will also hear from "veteran" Xavier faculty and staff about how they incorporate Ignatian principles into their work.

This option is open to all full time faculty, staff, and administrators with continuing employment at Xavier.  Full time new faculty often favor it because they may not be free to attend the luncheons of "Option Two" due to their teaching schedule.

Directions to Transfiguration Spirituality Center from Xavier

Option Two: Manresa on Campus

For those unable to do the Manresa Overnight, Manresa on Campus has presentations similar to those offered at the overnight experience. This luncheon series is hosted on Wednesdays, September 4, 11, and 18 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm in the Cintas Center. Lunch is served at all three sessions.

This option is open to all full time and part-time faculty, staff, and administrators with continuing employment at Xavier.