Training in Ignatian Spritual Accompaniment (YISAC)
After a process of discernment, the St Bede’s team has decided to pause offering Spiritual Accompaniment training at the present time to allow room for further development.
We regret any disappointment this may cause but feel strongly that we are being called to take time to re-vision the training to better serve current and future needs. The aim will be to resume in September 2023.
If you are keen to commence training in the coming year (2022-23), you may wish to look at the following alternatives.
For training in Spiritual Accompaniment specifically in the Ignatian tradition, St Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre offers a number of opportunities. Details of upcoming courses can be found here: https://www.pathwaystogod.org/courses-events-retreats/courses-and-events . Ignatian based training (in person and online) is also offered by the London Jesuit Centre. The Centre’s 3 year course commences each September. Details can be found here: https://londonjesuitcentre.org/isc
If you are still exploring whether Spiritual Accompaniment is the right path for you, you may be interested in a new course in Spiritual Conversation Skills we are now running here at St Bede’s.
As we go go forward with any future training in Spiritual Accompaniment, eligible applicants will be expected to have:
- completed our Personal & Spiritual Development course (or be able to demonstrate equivalent development)
- made the Full Ignatian Spiritual Exercises (either in a 30 day retreat, or in blocks or in daily life through the 19th Annotation)
- some demonstrable experience in Spiritual Conversation skills
We hope the above is helpful to you if you are exploring a calling to Accompaniment ministry.
If you have any further queries we can assist with, feel free to be in touch.