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.

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...
Making Space for Faith and Prayer
This programme of eight evenings offers the space and time for busy people to nourish the spirit, enrich their prayer lives and find inspiration for everyday living.Through this evening course you...
Making Space for Faith and Prayer
We all need support to nourish the spirit, to enrich our prayer lives and to find inspiration for everyday living. These evenings offer time for silent meditation, guided reflection and input on...
Na Paidreacha Dúchasacha - Oidhreacht i bhFolach
Is éard a bheas sa tsraith seo ná cur síos agus plé dá-theangach ar chineálacha na bpaidreacha dúchasacha, ar an léargas a thugas siad ar chreideamh na ndaoine agus scrúdú ar an ngaol atá acu le...
November, we remember: Praying through grief and loss
The month of November is typically characterised by remembrance of the departed. Recalling our loved ones and considering our own mortality prompts deep emotions. This series of three evenings...
November, we remember: Praying through grief and loss
The month of November is typically characterised by remembrance of the departed. Recalling our loved ones and considering our own mortality prompts deep emotions. This series of three evenings...
Practicum in Retreat Direction
Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality offers a Practicum in Retreat Direction to experienced spiritual directors. This programme is complementary to the two-year course in Spiritual Direction,...
Professional Boundaries for Spiritual Directors Seminar
Maria Tattu Bowen addressed the Graduates’ Day on Saturday 11 March 2017. Here she describes an opportunity which she thinks may be welcomed by Manresa’s Graduates. If May of 2018 is feeling...
Reading the Wisdom of Your Body: BioSpiritual Book-Study Course
In this eight-week in-depth study we will explore the practice of BioSpiritual Focusing, based on the book Rediscovering the Lost Body-Connection Within Christian Spirituality, written by Fr....
Seeing with new eyes
Images and imagination were important to Ignatius of Loyola; he invited people to engage fully with Scripture scenes and drew throughout his life on strong personal inspirations. Colm Brophy draws on...

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