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Spiritual Direction and Supervision Training at Fairfield University

The Murphy Center for Ignatian Spirituality at Fairfield University is offering two programs for spiritual direction training. 

The first is "A Practicum in the Art of Supervision," beginning in September 2019. "This practicum is designed to provide experienced spiritual directors with the fundamental skills and further experience to develop their skills and grow in the art of supervision." Click here for more information.

The second is "Spiritual Direction Formation in the Ignatian Tradition: Developing a Listening Heart," beginning in January 2020. This program is a two-year certificate program in spiritual direction. "The program is intended for persons with a theological and ministerial background who feel called to serve in this ministry. The program provides intensive formation in the theory and practice of spiritual direction and in the theology and practice of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. The program gives attention to the critical psychological issues frequently encountered in spiritual direction." Click here for more information.





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