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accompanying another
in the spiritual exercises

Thursdays, sep 15, 22, 29, oct 6, 13, 20, 2022

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm PST / online


Instructor: Matt O'Connor

Required text: Understanding the Spiritual Exercises: Text and Commentary: A Handbook for Retreat Directors by

     Michael Ivens, SJ

Pre-requisite: Completion of the Spiritual Exercises

In your experience of the Spiritual Exercises, you had a companion who walked with you.  Now you may choose to accompany another in her/his journey.  This course will provide you with information about and experience in the skill and practice of being a spiritual companion.


What you can expect to do:

·      Read and study about spiritual companioning and guidance.

·      Participate in small group discussions and exercises in empathic listening and evocative responses.

·      Recognize ways that the Holy Spirit works in accompaniment to help us find our truest path in life.


Upon completion of this course, you will have a better understanding of the skill and practice of spiritual accompaniment and the sensitivities necessary to companion alongside others through the Spiritual Exercises. 

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