Enneagram Workshop

We help you unlock the wisdom of the Enneagram. We will help you identify your personality patterns, your gifts, and the ways your unconscious personality patterns may be holding you back. Please note that we will not tell you your Enneagram type; rather, we encourage you to explore and discover this for yourself.
The workshop will encourage you to:

The two-day workshop will be highly interactive and will draw from the experience and wisdom of all participants.  No previous experience with the Enneagram is required to attend this workshop.




(R1500 Early Bird if paid by 7 June)


29-30 June 2024


Trauma and Spiritual Accompaniment

This is a four-week online course led by Fr Russell Pollitt SJ and Sue Tinsley. It will explore trauma and dealing with trauma in the context of spiritual accompaniment.


Fr Russell Pollitt SJ is a Jesuit and Director of the Jesuit Institute South Africa. Mrs Sue Tinsley is a counselling psychologist, spiritual accompanier and supervisor.




(Early bird R1200 if paid by 31 July)



20, 27 Aug & 3, 10 Sep 2024


Hearts on Fire

This course offers new ways to pray and live and gives an opportunity to learn more about Ignatian Spirituality. Hearts on Fire offers an engaging introduction over the course of six weekly online sessions. The Ignatian approach to Christian Spirituality, which is about Finding God in All Things and becoming ever-more aware of God in the midst of our often very full daily lives, is explored. Hearts on Fire also provides an introduction and some experience of some basic Ignatian ways of praying, including Imaginative Gospel Contemplation and the Examen of Consciousness.


Your investment of R1350 includes a manual.


2024 Dates:

26 Sep & 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Oct


Spiritual Accompaniment Training

The theoretical and practical components of this training will equip you with the knowledge and skills to journey with others in their spiritual lives.


 A three-year course is offered in 16 two-day modules over the first two years, which are provided online. In the first two years, there will be lectures, assignments and practical work. In the third year, the practical requirement of 50 supervised hours of spiritual accompaniment is completed. The course is offered from an Ignatian point of view but is designed to benefit people whose dominant spirituality is not necessarily Ignatian; i.e., it is open to people of all Christian denominations.


Our advanced training is five years long. The Spiritual Accompaniment Training modules are followed by one-year training in giving the complete Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola and one-year training in Supervising Spiritual Accompaniers. These courses help people train as Spiritual Accompaniers capable of directing the 30-Day Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola and supervising other Spiritual Directors.



  1. Complete and submit the application form
  2. Attend your own spiritual accompaniment sessions
  3. Completion of the Hearts on Fire course or an equivalent Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality offered by the Jesuit Institute South Africa before February 2025


Investment: R29,000 / US$ 1890 over three years for tuition/supervision. Excludes any online costs and books. There will be a discount on selected Jesuit Institute retreats over the three years. Payment plans are available.


The next course will start in February 2025.

Lenten Lectures

Lenten lectures about Ecological Conversion with Fr Peter Knox SJ.


Over the next six weeks, Fr Peter will introduce the series and the topic of Ecological Conversion. He will cover subtopics relating to the theme in terms of Biblical references, tradition, reasons to care for our common home, and lessons from Catholic Social Teaching, culminating with ideas about what we can do and our role.



The Prayer of the Heart

An introduction to the prayer of the heart.

Inspired by the living Ignatian tradition, Karin Seethaler will lead a five-week introductory course on the contemplative method of prayer proposed by Fr Franz Jalics, SJ. This course will be practically orientated to help participants experience and practice this contemplative prayer method. It is also known as the contemplative phase of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises or the Jesus Prayer. No previous experience of this type of prayer is necessary. Participants do not have to have made the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius.


Silence is essential to this prayer, so participants will need a silent space to participate in and practice this method.




This week-long group retreat within a parish or community setting introduces a number of Ignatian ways of prayer and experiencing Ignatian Spirituality in an African context. Participants are able to share something of their experience with others also making the retreat. Tsotsoletsa takes into account some significant issues such as dreams, ancestors and the sharing of our stories.

Ngihamba neNkosi

This course trains facilitators for the Tsotseletsa inculturated group retreat in daily life. It is offered in a modular format to enable people from around the country to attend. This is an introductory training in facilitating an Ignatian Parish retreat in a township context.

Prayer Guide Training

The Prayer Guide Training equips you as a prayer guide to accompany others on retreats in daily life as well as to facilitate a parish retreat. The emphasis is on training for one to one spiritual accompaniment on retreats. The course includes both theory and practice of basic listening skills and listening skills specific to spiritual accompaniment (including basic discernment of Spirits and listening for a person’s image of God).