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.

Graduates’ Day October 2017
Ignatius’ notes in his Spiritual Exercises were intended to guide the exploratory steps of the retreatant; we may ask how they are of benefit to the spiritual director today. Brendan Comerford SJ...
Graduates’ Day October 2018 - The Wisdom of the Body
This  one-day workshop will explore the origins and steps of BioSpiritual Focusing and invite spiritual directors to consider their application to their ministry of accompaniment. Presented by...
Graduates’ Day October 2019 - Images in Spiritual Accompaniment
Spiritual accompaniment typically relies on words and, even when a director uses metaphor and imagination, many are not comfortable with introducing visual images or engaging the directee with...
Graduates’ Day September 2020
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I Believe... finding God in the everyday
The 2012 Eucharistic Congress in Dublin was an experience of Christian community, prayer, reflection and celebration for many. People of different ages and outlooks came together from around the...
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...

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