Manresa Link Prayer Guide Basic Training Course

Saturday 29 Sep 2018 - Sunday 10 Feb 2019 (10:00am - 5:00pm)
Published on 14 May 2018
Red brick St Mary's convent, Handsworth, Birmingham
September 2018  - February 2019.
St Mary’s Convent, 98 Hunters Road Birmingham B19 1EB
Eight Saturday mornings in 2018 (10am -12.30pm):
 September 29th, October 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th,
November 10th, 17th, 24th.
Also two weekends in 2019:
Saturday January 26th, from 10am – 8.30pm
Sunday January 27th,  from 11am – 5. 00pm
Saturday February 9th and Sunday February10th. (Times are the same).
For more information or an application:
Margaret Brittan,
78, Highfield Lane,
Birmingham B32 1QX
0121 422 2840  Email: [email protected] 

The Saturday sessions consist of: 

  • A short prayer time.
  • An  input on some aspect of Ignatian Spirituality e.g. Listening skills; What are we listening for?   Images of God;  The place of desire; Consolation and Desolation; Discernment; Supervision; Safeguarding; Organising an Individually Guided Retreat.
  • The most important parts of the session are triads: groups of three plus a member of the team. These take about one hour. It is important to attend all sessions.  Refreshments are provided.

The two weekends:

  • Each participant gives a retreat during one weekend and makes one during the other. Individual and group supervision is also given.
  • These weekends take place at St Mary’s Convent. In order to get most out of the weekends it  can be arranged to be resident on the weekend that you are being given a retreat. It may be possible for some participants to be resident on both weekends if necessary. All meals are included.

The cost of the whole course will be £200, including the 2 weekends. This can be offered in weekly instalments when the course has started. For anyone who cannot afford this, it may be possible to receive a bursary for the course from Manresa Link. We do not wish to exclude anyone due to financial reasons.

It is necessary to have made an individually guided Ignatian retreat either in daily life or residentially prior to following the course. It is possible to arrange a retreat with a Manresa Link Prayer Guide if requested.     

Course Details


St Mary's Convent
98 Hunters Road
B19 1EB Birmingham

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29th September 2018 to 10th February 2019

Suggested donation

Bursaries available