Spiritual Accompaniment Course - ONLINE
Spiritual Accompaniment (Direction) in the Ignatian tradition is based on the assumption that God is present and active in our lives and that through reflection and prayer we can become more sensitive to this presence. Through discernment, and sometimes with the accompaniment of another person, we are invited to 'find God in all things’, to notice how God is drawing us in our everyday, concrete experiences and respond to the invitation of God.
This course is for people who wish to explore the skills and gifts of accompanying others on their spiritual journey. It draws its inspiration from the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola and as such is founded in the Ignatian tradition.
As a broad based course it is expected that participants will find different uses for what they learn - for example, informal spiritual conversation, prayer guiding, general use in ministry/life, beginning to offer individual spiritual accompaniment and retreats. A significant part of the course will involve ongoing discernment for each person about whether, and in what ways, they are called to accompany others in faith.