Courses

Courses at Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality generally run over a number of sessions - weekly, fortnightly or monthly. The time between meetings allows an opportunity for participants to reflect, read, pray and consider their involvement.
Attendance at all sessions of a course a usual expectation, as we have found that the development of content and group relationships are important.
The Diploma in Spirituality (Spiritual direction) course runs over two years and is accredited by Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Applications are received until the end of April for each year’s intake. Read more.
Please note that some courses require application forms, interviews or other forms of application. You will find details on the individual pages.

Ignatian Library Book Club
The text for this season will be Listening to the Music of the Spirit – The Art of Discernment by David Lonsdale. The weeks between meetings will allow participants an opportunity to read chapters of...
Ignatian Library Book Club
The book club members have read a range of titles over the years and will take up Ronald Rolheiser Seeking Spirituality in September 2017. We will be happy to facilitate additional groups...
Ignatian Library Book Club
The first book of 2018 will be Brian Grogan’s Alone and on Foot, a telling of the story of Ignatius of Loyola which seeks to make connections with the life of the contemporary reader.   We...
Ignatian Library Book Club
Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii gaudium, will be the text for this term’s meetings. The weeks between meetings will allow participants an opportunity to read and reflect on the text of...
Ignatian Library Book Club
The text for this season will be Eyes to See, Ears to Hear: an Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality by David Lonsdale. The weeks between meetings will allow participants an opportunity to read...
Ignatian Library Book Club
The Ignatian Library Book Club text for this season will be What is the point of being a Christian? by Timothy Radcliffe. The weeks between meetings allow participants an opportunity to read chapters...
Ignatian Library Book Club
The book club members have read a range of titles over the years and will take up Richard Rohr’s Falling Upwards: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life in January 2017. We will be happy to...
Ignatian Library Book Club
The text for this season will be Fully Human, Fully Divine: An Interactive Christology by Michael Casey. The weeks between meetings will allow participants an opportunity to read chapters of the text...
Ignatian Library Book Club
The text for this season will be Jesus, Self-Portrait by God by Enda Lyons. This book explores diverse questions: Could Jesus really have been God?  If so, could he really have been human?...
Introduction to the Psalms
Pick up the hymn book of the Jerusalem Temple and what do you find? There are poems of praise, poems of lament, remembering poems, dark poems with elements of violence. This course will look at the...

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