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.

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.

Attendance at all sessions of a course a usual expectation, as we have found that the development of content and group relationships are important.

Please note that some courses require application forms, interviews or other forms of application. You will find details on the individual pages.

Graduates’ Day February 2018
The Exercises and Spiritual Direction: the Third and Fourth Weeks This will be the focus for our Spring 2018 Graduates' Day, when Brian Grogan SJ will address the topic.
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 3 February 2018
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... more
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Monday 5 February 2018
Spirituality in Poetry and Song
These workshops will involve prayer, silence and sharing. Participants will have opportunities to consider favourite poems and music and to reflect on them prayerfully. Guided by the insights of... more
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Monday 5 February 2018
Creation - A Celebration
On these eight Wednesdays in February and March 2018, we will contemplate creation in its origins, its mighty unfolding, its exquisite expression on earth. Using the four paths of creation... more
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7 February 2018
Spiritual Direction (First Year) [2017-2019]
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... more
6:00 pm Friday 9 February 2018 to 2:00 pm Sunday 11 February 2018
Spiritual Direction (Second 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 second year of the course central aspects of spiritual... more
6:00 pm Friday 9 February 2018 to 2:00 pm Sunday 11 February 2018
Creation - A Celebration
On these eight Wednesdays in February and March 2018, we will contemplate creation in its origins, its mighty unfolding, its exquisite expression on earth. Using the four paths of creation... more
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Wednesday 14 February 2018
Creation - A Celebration
On these eight Wednesdays in February and March 2018, we will contemplate creation in its origins, its mighty unfolding, its exquisite expression on earth. Using the four paths of creation... more
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Wednesday 21 February 2018
Circle Dance Meditation
Our lives can be fragmented by the challenges of stressful living. Sacred Dance can help bring about a greater integration and harmony between heart, body, mind and spirit. With its roots in the... more
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Wednesday 28 February 2018
Creation - A Celebration
On these eight Wednesdays in February and March 2018, we will contemplate creation in its origins, its mighty unfolding, its exquisite expression on earth. Using the four paths of creation... more
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Wednesday 28 February 2018
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... more
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Tuesday 6 March 2018
Circle Dance Meditation
Our lives can be fragmented by the challenges of stressful living. Sacred Dance can help bring about a greater integration and harmony between heart, body, mind and spirit. With its roots in the... more
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Wednesday 7 March 2018
Creation - A Celebration
On these eight Wednesdays in February and March 2018, we will contemplate creation in its origins, its mighty unfolding, its exquisite expression on earth. Using the four paths of creation... more
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7 March 2018
Spiritual Direction (First Year) [2017-2019]
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... more
6:00 pm Friday 9 March 2018 to 2:00 pm Sunday 11 March 2018
Spiritual Direction (Second 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 second year of the course central aspects of spiritual... more
6:00 pm Friday 9 March 2018 to 2:00 pm Sunday 11 March 2018
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... more
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Monday 12 March 2018
Spirituality in Poetry and Song
These workshops will involve prayer, silence and sharing. Participants will have opportunities to consider favourite poems and music and to reflect on them prayerfully. Guided by the insights of... more
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Monday 12 March 2018
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... more
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Tuesday 13 March 2018
Circle Dance Meditation
Our lives can be fragmented by the challenges of stressful living. Sacred Dance can help bring about a greater integration and harmony between heart, body, mind and spirit. With its roots in the... more
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Wednesday 14 March 2018
Creation - A Celebration
On these eight Wednesdays in February and March 2018, we will contemplate creation in its origins, its mighty unfolding, its exquisite expression on earth. Using the four paths of creation... more
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Wednesday 14 March 2018

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