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Summer Training & Practicum in Spiritual Direction

June 12, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - August 29, 2023 @ 8:00 am

“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 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

Application deadline is February 1.

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.

The Summer Training & Practicum program is now full – at capacity for 2023. We will be posting 2024’s training programs in the Fall of 2023.



June 12, 2023 @ 4:30 pm
August 29, 2023 @ 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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