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Phase III - Exercising the Gift and Skill of a Spiritual Director (April 2009 - February 2010)

The Spiritual Direction Training Program Phase III is a one-year training program which aims at equipping trainees with prayer posture, techniques and skills in becoming spiritual directors. The program emphasizes knowing God and oneself in a deeper way through prayer and a contemplative approach. The training has five components: (1) receiving spiritual direction from a spiritual director, (2) readings, (3) reflection / prayer exercises, (4) a one-day workshop, and (5) giving spiritual direction sessions under supervision. Our ultimate aim is to prepare a group of qualified, mature spiritual directors who are ready to serve the FECA community through the ministry of spiritual direction.


Workshop Topics:

- The Context of Spiritual Direction: Spirituality (April 18, 2009)

- Introduction to Spiritual Direction: Components and Model (May 30, 2009)

- Spiritual Direction and Empathic Listening (June 27, 2009)

- Evocative Responses in Spiritual Direction (September 12, 2009)

- Dynamics in Spiritual Direction and Dealing with Blockages / Resistances (October 24, 2009)

- Discernment in Spiritual Direction (November 14, 2009)

- Faith-sharing and Group Facilitation (December 19, 2009)

- The Spiritual Director (January 16, 2010)

- Looking Forward (February 27, 2010)


Trainer: Loyola Institute for Spirituality


- Reading, reflection and prayer are based on The Art of Christian Listening by Thomas N. Hart (Paulist Press, New York / Mahwah, N.J., 1980); The Practice of Spiritual Direction by William A. Barry & William J. Connolly, (Harper One, A Division of HarperCollins Publishers, 1982); In His Spirit - A Guide To Today’s Spirituality by Richard J. Hauser, S. J. (Paulist Press, New York / Mahwah, N.J., 1982)


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