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June 20 @ 4:30 pm – July 31 @ 4:30 pm


Summer Training 2019

“This program was informative, helpful, prayerful, and academic. The caliber of  faculty was quite impressive.”

 “The staff at Guelph possess a remarkable depth of knowledge and wisdom. I learned the skills of and experienced the benefits of spiritual direction.” 

The six weeks of this program are designed to provide participants with fundamental skills in spiritual direction and retreat direction, as well as in-depth study of the Spiritual Exercises of  St. Ignatius Loyola. There are three components:

  • A personally directed 8-day retreat, which becomes a spring board for learning about retreat direction.
  • The Spiritual Directors’ Workshop:  an intensive 12-day  training program in spiritual  direction.  Includes a 3-day spiritual direction practicum under supervision.
  • A seminar developing themes in Spiritual Direction for retreats and on-going direction.

Cost:  $5,745 CAD*

* NEW! Fees include accommodation with private ensuite bathroom.

Who Should Apply

The Summer Practicum is suitable for:  

  • Christians of all traditions who pray and who possess an ability to understand and express interior experience
  • people who are serious about their own spiritual journey and have some experience of accompanying others
  • members of various religious and lay communities who show spiritual leadership potential
  • mature individuals who are in formation and are looking for a program to help prepare for the ministries of Ignatian spirituality
  • practitioners of Ignatian spirituality

Applicants must have made the full Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius under personal direction, either in the 30-day format or the Exercises in Daily Life.

There is an application process for this program

For application package please contact the registrar by email or call 519.824.1250 ext. 266, or apply online below and a complete application package will be sent to you.

Application deadline is May 1.

5420 Hwy 6 North, Guelph, Ontario
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