Michaelmas Term

  Overview of spiritual direction

Use of Scripture in spiritual direction

Skills of spiritual direction

Ecumenism

Introduction to the spirituality of St Francis of Assisi

The Castle of St Francis – a Journey of Faith

The Spiral Staircase

Illusions

Triads – Practical sessions of spiritual direction

Spiritual Tradition – Franciscan Spirituality

Lent Term

 

      

Introduction to the spirituality of St Clare of Assisi

Dreams – do they play a part in spiritual direction?

Spiritual direction – various scenarios

Spiritual direction skills continued

Use of Scripture in spiritual direction continued

Spiritual Tradition – Ignatian spirituality

Psychological and spiritual development

Triads

Transference and counter transference

Walking with those who have suffered abuse 

Trinity Term 

 

 

Different ways of praying

Using Spiritual Direction in ecumenical and inter-faith settings

Loss and bereavement

Spiritual direction skills continued

Spiritual tradition – Carmelite Spirituality

Use of Scripture in spiritual direction continued

Triads

Sample case studies

Discernment and decision making

End of Year Awards Celebration 

Throughout the year students will be asked to:

  prepare a short reflection paper each month

keep a Journal

keep a Portfolio

 Each student will meet with their tutor on a regular basis each term.

The Centre has an excellent Library which is available to the students on the Programme.

Throughout the year students will work in small groups where they will share and discuss various topics. They will be encouraged to organise and lead Morning Prayer.