Introduction to the Diploma in Spirituality

The Ignatian tradition is a rich source of guidance in discerning the ways of God in a confusing world

This formation course runs over seven weekends in each of two years. It is offered in Dublin annually and has been made available in Galway and in Larne.

Drawing on our Ignatian tradition and with over forty years' experience of training people in spiritual direction Manresa has developed an integrated two-year programme of seven weekends per year which draws on the insights of spirituality, psychology and the understanding of the human person. This unique offering, with ongoing supervision over two years, allows participants to develop and deepen their skills over time. Applicants who elect to do the course at Manresa are resident during each of the weekends and have the added opportunity of an important group experience which significantly enhances the learning experience. We work within the Ignatian tradition which is a rich source of guidance in discerning the ways of God and which equips participants in the course to help others find their way in our sometimes confusing world.

This course has also been offered in Galway's Jesuit Centre for Spirituality and Culture Galway and Drumalis.

We are happy to have worked closely with the Milltown Institute over the years, developing the course to diploma level until the cessation of the Institute. The diploma is currently validated by Saint Patrick's College Maynooth, ensuring that we continue to provide a worthy and accredited program. From September 2014, Maynooth has undertaken to quality assure the program in spiritual direction.