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.

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....
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...
Seeing with new eyes
Photo by Edi Libedinsky on UnsplashImages 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...
Spiritual Direction (First Year) [2013-2015]
This is, at its core, a formation programme, fostering a reflective approach to life and noticing God at the heart of it. During the first year of the course there is a focus on deepening your...
Spiritual Direction (First Year) [2014-2016]
This is, at its core, a formation programme, fostering a reflective approach to life and noticing God at the heart of it. During the first year of the course there is a focus on deepening your...
Spiritual Direction (First Year) [2015-2017]
This is, at its core, a formation programme, fostering a reflective approach to life and noticing God at the heart of it. During the first year of the course there is a focus on deepening your...
Spiritual Direction (First Year) [2016-2018]
This is, at its core, a formation programme, fostering a reflective approach to life and noticing God at the heart of it. During the first year of the course there is a focus on deepening your...

Pages