Our Professional Development sessions are open to public and can be booked through:
Tel.: +61 3 9854 8110
Opening the Path to Intimacy with God: Spiritual Direction and Discernment
Led by: Anne Pate
Date: Friday 4 May, 1.30pm – 3pm
Spiritual directors in the Ignatian tradition play an active role in helping people discover how God communicates with them. You are invited to share your practice wisdom in this professional development session, which will explore the role of the director in the Ignatian ‘discerning partnership’.
Anne Pate completed the Arrupeâ program and Master of Arts in Spiritual Direction with Sentir College (now Jesuit College of Spirituality). She is a member of the Campion Centre of Ignatian Spirituality Retreat Team in Melbourne. Her deep desire is to share Ignatian spiritual practices, especially with people on the margins of the established churches.
Anne worked for several years as Course Coordinator and lecturer in Ignatian spirituality and spiritual direction at Jesuit College of Spirituality. She currently holds spiritual formation roles with the Mercy Sisters in Victoria and with her church community, which meets in a Fitzroy pub. Anne is completing training as a pastoral ministry supervisor and developing a PhD proposal focusing on the Spiritual Exercises.
Led by: Margaret Silf
Date: Saturday 12 May, 9.30am – 4.30pm
Cost: $100 (includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea)
Margaret Silf has visited Australia before from Yorkshire, UK, and is delighted to be able to return to share her latest ponderings. She calls herself a “boundary dweller’, no longer belonging to a particular Christian denomination, and more at home outside the institutional Church than within. She is passionate about making Christian spirituality, and especially Ignatian Spirituality, accessible to people with no theological background.
Grief and Loss
Led by: Marea Richardson
Date: Friday 17 August, 1.30pm – 3pm
Ignatian Spirituality and the “Virtual” World
Led by: Andy Otto
Date: Friday 26 October
Andy Otto is a young Ignatian married man from Boston, USA. He is the creator of www.godinallthings.com which appeals to the unchurched and younger generations as well as others immersed in Ignatian spirituality. On Thursday evening 25th Oct he will present to young adults (churched and unchurched ) his experiences of spirituality, then on the following Friday morning he will give to the staff of Campion, and to others involved in the ministry of spirituality, a session on Ignatian spirituality in the 21st century e.g. how to appeal to the unchurched, design retreats, go on-line etc.
(topic to be determined)
Led by: Marea Richardson
Date: Friday 2 November, 1.30pm – 3pm