Discernment in Spiritual Direction – Bath & Wells

Wednesday 8 September 2021 A day on Discernment in Spiritual Direction for Spiritual Directors in the Bath & Wells Diocese. My aim is to explore the nature of discernment using Ignatius of Loyola’s wisdom and look at how this plays out in the dynamics of a Spiritual Direction relationship.    Handouts:  Consolation-Desolation Presentation Slides Opening Prayer[…]

Soul Spark Events 2021-2

Events offered… Space for reflection over the summer saw the emergence of the idea of offering some of the things I love doing most to a wider audience, courtesy of Zoom. Encouraged by several requests, I’ve put together a mixed programme of events over the coming year – three per term, roughly one a month,[…]

Åndelig vejledning – Ådalen Retræte

Extra Resources to accompany the programme Here are a few extra resources – the english version of the documents handed out in Danish, and also some video resources and links to some of the books that are relevant. At the moment, I’m still compiling this page, so there are quite a few resources that aren’t[…]

Today

Three Case Studies A A relatively young ordinand who has come to spiritual direction because they were told they should have a spiritual director while training. The conversation is rather stilted with some awkward pauses. What should I talk about? What do I say now? After a bit you get into exploring their prayer life.[…]

No Time Like the Present

The ways we enable and hinder the encounter with God within the Spiritual Direction session A day event for the London Centre For Spiritual Direction 8 January 2021 and for the Birmingham Forum for Spiritual Directors 19 May 2021 Spiritual Direction can easily drift in to talking about God. This is worthy conversation, as we explore what[…]

Journeying with Jesus

Meditation series for the liturgical year By Stony Paths: Holy Week 2020 Podcast series (10 episodes) Beyond the Empty Tomb: Easter 2020 podcast series (6 episodes) Advent, Christmas and Epiphany: 2020/21 A series of web based meditations (6 episodes) All Shall Be Well?: Holy Week 2021 podcast series (8 episodes)

Practical Spirituality

“Practical Spirituality: spiritual practices that can energise and shape our living.”  1st May 2021 10am – 3pm 10-10.45 Welcomes followed by First Input: Prayer as Welcome: Receiving the welcome of God Use these links to access the resources for reflection and prayer:  Rowan Williams on Prayer God’s View of Me Beloved 10.45 – 11.30 Space for reflection[…]

Manresa Link – 19th Annotation Accompaniment

This programme is to provide support for those looking to accompany others praying the Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life (often known as the 19th Annotation) Here are the resources for downloading and printing.  Downloadable Documents Here are the handouts Saturday 17 April: Accompanying the Spiritual Exercises Handout Booklist Presentation Slides Desire – Quote from Michael Ivens[…]

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