Meet the team

Una Allen has a background in social work and is currently working with Athru, a multidisciplinary agency attached to HSE West. A spiritual companion and retreat giver she teaches on the Spiritual Direction Course at the Jesuit Centre of Spirituality and Culture. Una is married with four children. Una
Charlie Davy worked as school chaplain and on the staff of Manresa Retreat House before joining the Jesuit Community in Galway in 2007. He now works with parents and teachers in Scoil Iognáid preparing children for First Communion and Confirmation. He helps train catechists for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) in Galway diocese and is involved with the ministry of spiritual guidance. Charlie
Moira McDowall is a Sister of La Retraite. Her background in international relations and social justice, retreats and spiritual guidance, leads her to work in a variety of ways with groups and individuals at home and abroad. She is a board member of the Council for Immigrants of the Irish Bishops' Conference and works as a spiritual companion in Galway where she now lives. Moira
Angela Marson has been involved for the past thirty years in the area of prayer and spirituality in Dublin, Galway and Knock. She is a spiritual companion and retreat giver, and has been co-ordinator of the Knock Prayer Guidance Ministry. Angela is married with three adult children and seven grandchildren. Angela
Amy Hallett-Cusack is the Centre's Administrator. A native of New York, her passion for Ignatian spirituality dates from her time as a student in Boston College followed by a year in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. At home now in Galway with her Irish husband, she is active in her local parish and in voluntary work with CURA and Rainbows.

Amy
Also teaching on the Spiritual Direction Course is Jesuit Brendan Comerford. who is a member of the team in Manresa Spirituality Centre, Dublin. Having taught in Coláiste Iognáid for a number of years Brendan is no stranger to Galway. As well as his work in Manresa, Brendan also teaches spirituality in the Milltown Institute. Brendan