Perhaps you've made a retreat where you've been invited to pray with Scripture or attended prayer sessions in the Prayer Guidance Centre in Knock Shrine, and occasions such as these have left you feeling that you'd like to help others in the same way, whether in Knock or elsewhere?
If so, our training in Prayer Guidance may be your next step as the Jesuit Centre of Spirituality & Culture runs a two-year training course to train suitable guides. Year 1 (6 Friday evenings & Saturdays) focuses on leading groups in prayer, whilst Year 2 (4 Saturdays) is centred on ‘Sacred Listening’, listening to and helping individuals with their prayer in the setting of a guided retreat. It is possible to start the course in either year.
Please note that dates and all further information concerning Year 2 will be published here on our website in February 2018.
Year 2, Autumn & Winter 2018-2019
Year 2 consists of four monthly meetings in Knock Shrine from October to February and will provide the opportunity to develop and nurture the art of Sacred Listening. It is open to:
- Successful candidates from Part 1;
- People wishing to train as prayer guides who will start their training, subject to interview, in Year 2 and who will normally go on to complete their training the following year.
- Trained prayer guides looking to refresh their skills.
The course will be experiential, based on one’s own spiritual journey and growth in prayer, learning to notice what happens when we pray and where God seems to be drawing us. For trainee prayer guides joining the course in Year 2 there will be an interview in September or early October.
Course facilitators: Angela Marson, Moira McDowall & Tom Taaffe
Venue: St Brigid's, Knock Shrine
Dates: 4 Saturdays from 9:30am - 4.30pm.
If you'd like to discuss this further & for all further information, please contact us via our Contact us page. We'd be delighted to hear from you.