We offer a regular programme of training and professional development courses for people involved in all kinds of spiritual accompaniment and direction. Stay up to date by subscribing to our termly Spiritual Accompaniment Newsletter here.

Spiritual Conversation, 9 day training

This is a 9-day introductory course to the Ignatian model of spiritual accompaniment, using principles based on the Spiritual Exercises which will be valuable in a wide variety of pastoral settings.  It’s suitable for anyone involved in a ministry of spiritual listening, accompaniment and prayer guiding, including chaplains and clergy. Although this course does not provide full training for people to offer spiritual direction, it introduces some of the necessary skills and it may reveal a gift for spiritual direction in the Ignatian tradition.
The course is next running in May 2023 in-person (click here).

Manresa Study Days for Spiritual Directors

We offer regular 1-day events for people already working as spiritual directors, and other people with a listening component to to their ministry. As our speakers, we invite spiritual directors, theologians, psychologists and anyone who we believe has something pertinent and interesting to present to the spiritual direction community. A Manresa Day is usually comprised of 4 input sessions on a particular theme, with opportunity for small group sharing and plenary discussion. Upcoming events:
- Dr Lisa Oakley, Healthy Spiritual Direction & Understanding Spiritual Abuse - Thursday 9 March online (click here)
- Paul Nicholson SJ, Spirit-Spotting: A Practical Guide to Recognising Consolation & Desolation - Saturday 25 March online (click here)

CPD Workshops for Spiritual Directors

We offer 1 or 2-day workshops in-person and online to existing spiritual directors to help refresh your skills and take a deeper dive into particular topics of interest. Upcoming events:
- Discerning with Directees: How to accompany a directee who is making a decision, with Dr Antonia Lynn - Friday 10 and Saturday 11 February online (click here)

Other Training Courses

We run other training courses at intervals according to demand. Supervision Training for Spiritual Directors is now running (November 2022-March 2023). In the academic year 2023-24, we expect to offer an Ignatian Prayer Guides Course; and in 2024-25 an intensive 14-day Spiritual Direction Training for people who have already completed Spiritual Conversation and the Full Spiritual Exercises.

Stay up to date on our programme by subscribing to our termly Spiritual Accompaniment Newsletter here.

3-Year ISC Course in Ignatian Spiritual Direction

At London Jesuit Centre, we are delighted to host the Ignatian Spirituality Course, which is a very well-regarded comprehensive 3-year training in spiritual direction in the Ignatian tradition. There is also a 1-year 'Ignatian Enrichment' course for directors who have trained in other traditions. Please see further details on their separate website here.

Spiritual Accompaniment Newsletter

A few times a year, our Spirituality Team sends out a mailchimp newsletter for anyone involved in a ministry of spiritual listening, accompaniment and prayer guiding, including spiritual directors, chaplains and clergy.
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Heythrop Library

Discover our comfortable and well-stocked library which specialises in theology and philosophy in the Catholic tradition, and Ignatian spirituality.

Staying here

We offer residential accommodation at reasonable rates to visitors attending our courses so please enquire about staying at the LJC if that would be helpful to you.

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