Our major training program in giving the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius is a Three-Phase Program. Each phase is an entity in itself. Candidates apply for each successive phase separately upon successful completion of the previous phase.
Phase 1 has two components:
- The Full Spiritual Exercises Experience – October 1 – November 10 2019 – 30-day Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius, preceded by five Disposition Days of silent preached retreat, includes daily meeting with a spiritual director; followed by five Appropriation Days of reflection on the experience. See the Spiritual Exercises brochure here.
- Exploring the Heart of Ignatian Spiritual Direction – November 13 – December 6 2019 * – Approximately four weeks of seminars; includes study of the Spiritual Exercises, Discernment of Spirits, the life and wisdom of Ignatius, training and practicing skills in listening as spiritual directors. Space is limited.
Phase 1 is an intensive educational experience, not a practicum in Spiritual Direction.
If one has previously made the Spiritual Exercises and does not feel called to do so again, one may apply only for the second component here.
There is an application process for this program. For the application package please contact the registrar by email or call 519.824.1250 ext. 266. The fees reflect both both components.
Application deadline is August 1. Note: If you reside outside of Canada or the USA, we advise you to apply by May 1 and immediately being process to obtain a visa.
* Seminars begin on November 13, 9 am. Arrival needs to be no later than the prior day. There is no orientation the night before. All Phase 1 participants depart on the morning of December 7.