Spiritual Direction Without Borders Research Symposium – Call for Papers

Melbourne, Australia, 21-22 August 2019

Spiritual Directors’ International, with the support of the Patrick and Anthony Wright Formation and Education Fund. is excited to announce the call for papers for the inaugural SDI Research Symposium, titled “Spiritual Direction without Borders” to be held at the Catholic Leadership Centre in Melbourne on 21-22 August 2019.

Click here for more information, and keep the dates free!

Events for Spiritual Directors: February and March 2019

Wednesday 27 February, 12noon to 2pm
Commissioning of Spiritual Directors

Facilitators: Referral Team
(including Prayer at Noon and a simple Eucharist)

No cost, but please let us know if you are coming.

We begin 2019 with a commissioning for spiritual directors where we acknowledge the gifts of each one and bless you for the year ahead.

A blessing can meet us in the midst of all the joys and messiness of life and recognises the goodness in each of us, affirming that we are valued. It calls on God to pour out love and favour in abundance for the one who is blessed, setting them on their way for the year ahead.

As sharing good food and company is part of blessing, we will eat together in the Resource Room at 12.30pm. Please bring a plate of food to share which is ready to be served.

As we are a dispersed community, the written Commissioning Ritual will be made available for anyone who would like a copy. You may like to join those in the WellSpring Chapel by following the Ritual wherever you are. Contact Ann on if you would like a copy of the Ritual.


Professional Development Session

Thursday 14 March, 10am to 3pm

‘Listening to who you are before you think about yourself’

Facilitator: Glenn Loughrey

BYO Lunch

Cost: $20. Click here to book and pay online.

Location: St Oswalds Anglican Church,
100 High Street Glen Iris

Today we will visit the Wominjeka Reconciliation Garden at St Oswalds Church.

Glenn Loughrey, a Wiradjuri man and Vicar of St Oswalds, will lead us in a time of winha-nga-rra (Wiradjuri: listen-hear-think/reflect) and an Australian Eucharist.

Deep listening comes from within, the connection with country as the sacred text.

Glenn is a Wiradjuri man and Vicar of St Oswalds. His career has been diverse, pioneering, people-focussed, risky and lately academic and artistic. Glenn is also a spiritual director.


2019 Professional Development Program for Spiritual Directors

Click here for the full PD program for 2019.

Reminder for all Spiritual Directors

If you haven’t already done so, please remember to complete the following items to ensure you remain on the active referral list for spiritual directors: