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.
July 1, 2019 – More than 125 spiritual directors attended our Symposium for Ignatian Spiritual Directors last Thursday through Saturday at Fordham University. Thank you to everyone participated in this wonderful event!
June 13, 2019 – The Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) in Baltimore is looking to hire a full-time director to manage and grow the regional office. IVC matches seasoned professionals with charities and nonprofits seeking skilled volunteers.
June 10, 2019 – In February, the Society of Jesus announced four Universal Apostolic Preferences. These Preferences—promoting discernment and the Spiritual Exercises, walking with the excluded, caring for our common home, and journeying with youth—will guide the global mission of the Jesuits for the next decade. While the Preferences are not exactly ranked, it seems appropriate that the Spiritual Exercises should come first.
June 6, 2019 – This month Pope Francis is asking us to pray for priests. "Let us be thankful for their example and testimony," said Pope Francis. "Let us pray that priests, through the modesty and humility of their lives, commit themselves actively, above all, to solidarity with those who are most poor."
May 7, 2019 – In his most recent monthly prayer video, Pope Francis spoke on his May intention: The Church in Africa. "Let us pray this month that the Church in Africa, through the commitment of its members, may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for this continent."
21 de abril de 2019 – DESTROZADOS, APLASTADOS, ROTOS… Todas nuestras suposiciones, nuestros prejuicios, nuestras confusiones y desesperanzas, todos nuestros pecados dispersos por el suelo. Esparcidos como si una ametralladora hubiese explotado afuera de una tumba vacía.