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Spiritual Exercises

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Adapting the Exercises for 21st Century
23 November 10.30-4.30

Ruth Holgate and Julia MacDonald

A consideration of how giving the Spiritual Exercises and offering spiritual direction relates to ecology and Catholic Social Teaching.  The implications of 'following Christ' for this century.
Ruth Holgate

Ruth was Director of the ISC, Glasgow who currently works in Spirituality with the British Jesuits in London.

Julia MacDonald (nee Ling)

Julia is Director of St Bede's Pastoral Centre in York.

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The Spiritual Guide & Relationships
4 April 2020 10.30-4.30

David Birchall SJ and Alison Moody

Are there any criteria for retreat givers and spiritual guides to approach post-modern relationships from a Christian point of view?

A consideration of how to help people flourish.  We will consider partnerships outside marriage, remarriage, LGBT relationships etc.

David Birchall SJ

Jesuit priest and currently the Director of the ISC:Glasgow.

Alison Moody

Works at the Ignatian Spirituality Centre in Glasgow.

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Associates - Helpers of the ISC

The ISC relies on Associates who have been trained in the art of Ignatian Spirituality and have found an aptitude for helping others.
Many of our Associates have been trained here in Glasgow having done our courses in Spiritual Guidance and having had the experience of the Spiritual Exercises themselves. Some have been trained by the Epiphany group or have gone further afield.

We have Associates who specialise in giving one-to-one Spiritual guidance, while others help us leading groups in prayer or giving weeks of guided prayer in and outwith the Centre.

All our Associates are people who are aware of God's great love for them, and wish to reach out to others to help them know God better and discern the movements of spirits in daily life.
We are always looking for new Associates, people who are open to training in living and working in the Ignatian way.

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Support Groups


Individual and group Supervision

Individual supervision for those who offer spiritual accompaniment to others is available from the ISC.
We also offer group support. There are currently two support groups provided by the ISC.
One group is for people who are giving the full Spiritual Exercises in daily life (19th Annotation Retreat)

The other is group supervision with an exploration of topics relevant to spiritual accompaniment.
For details of either group:

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