“Ignatian Spirituality is a spiritual “way of proceeding” that offers a vision of life, an understanding of God, a reflective approach to living, a contemplative form of praying, a reverential attitude to our world and an expectation of finding God in daily life.” David Fleming SJ,

Resources for your own Prayer

There are various useful Resources that can help you pray in the Ignatian tradition.

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction is a ministry used by the church since the time of the desert fathers and mothers. It is essentially a conversation where one person explores their relationship with God and its effect on their life.


We offer a variety of different types of Retreats

Download our complete Retreats and Training Programme Guide for more information

Training in Spiritual Direction

The Jesuit Institute offers four levels of training in Spiritual Direction. Download our complete Retreats and Training Programme Guide for more information

The Contemplative Supervision of Spiritual Directors

The Jesuit Institute definition of Supervision in the Context of Spiritual Direction:

The supervision of spiritual directors aims to adopt a contemplative, discerning approach which communicates the God-given worth and potential of the director, develops his or her charism and enhances his or her overall performance, having as its primary concern the spiritual well-being of the directee but also carefully and prayerfully attending to the leading of the Spirit in the relationship between director and directee. If you are a Spiritual Director we encourage you to be in regular supervision. Please contact Margaret Backwell m.backwell@jesuitinstitute.org.za for more information.

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