About our courses and ongoing training

As a Centre we believe in providing the best possible training for those who feel called to train as spiritual directors or prayer guides.

Training in spiritual direction: Manresa House, Dublin has been training spiritual directors since the 1970s. Their two-year diploma is also run as an outreach programme in Galway every few years. For details about this course please Contact us.  

Training in Prayer Guidance: the Jesuit Centre of Spirituality & Culture, Galway also offers a two-year training course for those who wish to train as prayers guides. For further details please follow the link to Training in Prayer Guidance

We believe that people who have followed one of our training courses with Centre team members and friends should have the opportunity for ongoing training and we have developed a series of training days and workshops to facilitate this.

We also wish to include here others who have trained elsewhere but who are living and working here in Galway and the West.

Trained spiritual directors may also be interested in joining our Network of Spiritual Directors. If so we'd love to hear from you.

Ongoing training days include the following, details of which can be found either under ‘Courses’ or under ‘Retreats & Workshops’:

  • Annual workshop for trained spiritual directors or prayer guides;
  • Follow-up days for newly qualified prayer guides and those who would like to renew their skills;
  • Peer Supervision for Spiritual Directors;
  • Peer Supervision for Prayer Guides.
  • RCIA open days bringing together those who have followed the diocesan training course and parishes interested in knowing a bit more about the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults).

If you are interested in any of the above please get in touch via our Contact us page or by phoning us on either 091 7250363 or 086 877 6537.