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.