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Spiritual Direction Training

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Dayspring spiritual direction training – “kindly led, gently challenged, firmly supported and encouraged” Bede Griffiths spoke of contemplation as: “Awakening to the presence of God in the human heart and in the universe which is around us... knowledge by love.” It is often difficult to define what is being done during training as a spiritual [...]

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We are delighted to invite you to join a SD Professional Development opportunity to share a day with John Stuart. Beth Roberton had a conversation with John at the recent Australian Network of Spiritual Directors Conference in Sydney and he graciously agreed to share some of his expertise with Perth colleagues. John was National President of ANSD [...]

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Today at Dayspring, I was welcomed, gathered, drawn in, nurtured and taught. From any perspective, a pretty singular experience. What made this open retreat workshop with Jane Vennard such a gracious experience for me was its focus, its seamless mix of tender exploration and shaped reflection and its opportunities to speak again with valued colleagues [...]

Discovering Spiritual Direction

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“No, I can’t see you then!” remarked my Anglican colleague, “I’m seeing my spiritual director”. “What’s more important than a planning meeting?” I mused to myself. Working in the UK and attending an Anglican parish often raised puzzling, counter-cultural values and occasions. It sounded so arcane with connotations of esoteric discussions and shadowy authority. It [...]

A Spiritual Coffee Break

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My second office is a coffee shop! I love to drink coffee and chat about the things which really matter in life. It is not the coffee which really matters, but the talk about the soul and the sharing of the passion to live life truly and fully for God in this complex and often [...]

Unseen Connections

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Over the weekend I had the privilege of spending time with my peers who have been engaged in the Dayspring training in Spiritual Direction with me over the last 18 months. The main objective of the weekend  was to share with each other a summary of our projects. We each took a turn talking about [...]

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