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Expanded & Applied Skills in Ignatian Spiritual Direction

June 10, 2024 @ 4:30 pm - August 29, 2024 @ 8:00 am

Formerly called “Summer Training & Practicum in Spiritual Direction”

“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.” 

This 11-week practicum provides participants with fundamental skills in on-going spiritual direction and directing 3- to 8-day retreats. There are four 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.
  • the opportunity to direct on three 5/8-day retreats with daily supervision, dependent upon suitability and readiness of each participant, as determined by Loyola House staff.

Cost:  $9,995 CAD – Ensuite Room – private single bedroom with 3-piece washroom, desk and chair

Who Should Apply

The Expanded & Applied Skills in Ignatian Spiritual Direction 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.

Note the application process for this program:

  1. Fill in the online application form
  2. Once completed, the registrar will email the entire application package

Application deadline is February 1. Note: If you reside outside of North America, we advise you to apply early to allow time for Visa process.  Apply early as space is limited.

To fill out application by clicking the Quantity box and selecting 1.



June 10, 2024 @ 4:30 pm
August 29, 2024 @ 8:00 am
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Loyola House Retreats & Ignatian Training
519.824.1250 ext. 266
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Loyola House at Ignatius Jesuit Centre
5420 Hwy 6 North
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 Canada
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519.824.1250 ext 266
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