Course in Retreat Giving and Spiritual Guidance

Monday 01 Oct - Saturday 08 Dec 2018 (4:00pm - 9:00am)
Published on 31 May 2017
Credit Deane Kay

The “Ten Week” course aims to help participants to gain competence and experience in giving individually guided retreats based on the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola through both experiential and theoretical learning. 

The emphasis is on retreat direction, thought he programme also prepares for the more general ministry  of spiritual direction.  As well as acquiring skills the course seeks to discern and develop the charism for this ministry.  The course is also suitable for those who are working (or preparing to work) in the area of discernment and formation, whether lay, clergy or religious.

The course comprises of:

  • Preparation for retreat giving – include the dynamics of the exercises, the principles of discernment; and some fundamental themes of spiritual theology relevant to this ministry.
  • Retreat- giving – supervised practice of retreat-giving, including one six day and one eight day residential individually guided retreat at St Beuno's (participation in this part of the programme will depend on the suitability and skills of the individual course members and St Beuno's staff reserve the right of final decision as to whether course members participate in this element of the programme).
  • Study of the Spiritual Exercises – this includes practical application of the exercises in everyday life, and involves study and practical work to help understand the dynamic of spiritual growth and development.

Throughout the course there will be personal supervision, observed practice, and assessment of your progress and needs.  Participants need to have made the full Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius and have some understanding of Ignatian Spirituality.  An excellent fluency in English and a good understanding of British culture are requirements for this programme. 

Course Details

Where

St Beuno's
Tremeirchion
LL17 0AS St Asaph

When

1st October 2018 to 8th December 2018
Standard Room:
£5 576.00
Ensuite £6324 Simple £4556