Study Circle on Ignatian Retreat-Giving and Spiritual Direction (Modules 2A and 2B)

Date: August 26, 2017 - November 11, 2017

Location: CIS Office, Ateneo de Manila University

Number of slots left: 30


The Study Circle introduces participants to the nature and dynamics of retreat-giving and spiritual direction in the Ignatian Tradition, both for the individually-directed retreat format and the conference retreat format.

For twelve (12) consecutive Saturdays, Study Circle participants go through lectures/conferences, case studies, real case spiritual direction demonstrations and workshops aimed at providing basic knowledge, skills and dispositions on spiritual direction and retreat-giving.

This course is designed for those who wish to discern the call to ministries of accompaniment:

  •       Prayer Guides and Spiritual Directors
  •       Retreat Directors
  •       Campus or Youth Ministers
  •       Lay and Religious Formators
  •       Seminary Formators
  •       Retreat House Administrators and Guides
  •       Lay Leaders from Christian Renewal Communities

Deadline of Application :  11 August 2017

Program Cost 
(Meals excluded):  Module 2A     :  P  9,000.00
                                                         Module 2B     :    15,000.00
                         (Meals included):    Module 2A     :  P10,200.00
                                                          Module 2B     :    17,000.00

Program Requirements:                                  

1.    Personal Essay (1-2 pages typewritten, double space), on the following:
a.     A description of your spiritual growth or the development of your relationship with God.
b.    Your reasons for wanting to train as a spiritual director/retreat giver.
c.    Programs or process, if any that you have undergone in the past three years that have fostered self-awareness and self-understanding.

2.    Interview by the CIS Program Director.  Interview shall be scheduled upon receipt of application form and personal essay. Phone interview for out of town applicants.

3.    Completed Module 1A (Prayer Workshop) and/or  experienced at least a 5-day individually-directed retreat, or the Retreat in Daily Life - 19th Annotation.  For those without these retreat experiences, a 5-day individually-directed       retreat may be scheduled before Module 2B.

4.    Recommendation from your community leader, superior or institution's head.

Program Payment :

Registration Fee to confirm participation :  30%, upon acceptance into the program.
Full Payment :  70% Balance, on or before the start of Module 2A on August 26, 2017.

The cost should not deter anyone from participating in the program.  Partial scholarships for deserving individuals may be considered. Request for scholarship must be addressed to:
Fr Silvino L Borres Jr, SJ
Executive Director, CIS Phil.
Payments may be deposited to:
Account Name :  Center for Ignatian Spirituality-Philippines, Inc.
Account No.  3081-1105-56
Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Loyola Katipunan Branch
Please fax Deposit Slip to 426-4250 or send thru email ( and indicate your name and purpose of deposit.