Blog Posts

General blog on Ignatian matters – particularly relating to the subject of the book – Ignatius’ life, the Spiritual Exercises, Discernment, Spiritual Accompaniment, Discipleship and Spiritual Growth. That’s enough to keep things going!!!

Discerning God’s Invitation in a New Landscape

27th of February 2021 10.00 – 12.30 on zoom Led by Nick Helm for Rochester Canterbury Diocese Spirituality Networks How do we recognise where God’s invitation to us is in life when there are many possibilities / options and challenges? It can be really tricky to sift the options and find some clarity. In this session […]

The Accompanier’s Role

The origins of this reflection go back nearly twenty years. I wrote it for presenting in the final stages of ‘The Art of Spiritual Accompaniment’ in Sheffield. What began as a fairly straight presentation I discovered was actually a meditation. I recently revived it for presenting on the final day of Sarum College’s spiritual direction […]

Seismic Shift in Spiritual Direction?

Encouraging conversations revealing Seismic Shifts The two zoom meetings of people involved in Spiritual Direction and Spiritual Direction training on the 14th and 21st July respectively were really encouraging. I had a strong sense of being in the company of a deeply engaged group of people with a passion and commitment to Spiritual Direction and […]

Getting through or living through?

As we live through what might be the tail end of a middle stage of lockdown, there is an opportunity to ponder what has been learned, what challenges have been risen to for the better, what realties still need to be faced I was told by a directee last week that I’d asked a really […]

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