AN ECUMENICAL course focusing on Spiritual Direction will come to Douai Abbey this September.
The year-long course aims to increase the skill and confidence of those who find they are already being turned to by others for help on their spiritual journey.
It will explore Christian understanding of personal growth and fulfilment and then help relate this experience to the Christian tradition of spiritual direction.
The course comprises three terms of eight days and include prayer, teaching and role-play.
It is led by experienced spiritual directors who have all completed the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises.
The course will be held at the Upper Woolhampton abbey and costs between £650 and £750 depending on numbers.
Anglican clergy may be eligible for CME grants to cover some of the costs; other denominations may find similar funds they can tap into.
Some bursaries may be available.
For more details, log on to www.soulfriend.org.uk.