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Having completed the five Seminar mini-courses, individuals may participate in the Internship in Listening Ministry.

The Internship focuses on developing the skills used in spiritual direction and in spiritual conversations that take place in hospices, jails, nursing homes, hospitals or pastoral settings.

The curriculum includes developing listening and spiritual direction skills, the dynamics of the Spiritual Journey, forms of prayer and ethical practices. Workshops address the topics of grief, mid-life and aging, mental health and the Twelve Step process. Presenters are members of the Manresa staff and professionals in their respective disciplines.

Interns also engage in spiritual conversation under the guidance of supervisors.

Internship requirements include:

  • Complete the Seminar mini-courses and integration reflection paper for each
  • Take part in a synthesis seminar
  • Participate in all workshops and presentations
  • 90 hours of practicum listening with supervision
  • Lead or guide a group prayer process; e.g., lectio divina, small group reflections
  • Receive ongoing spiritual direction
  • Make at least one individually directed five-day silent retreatIt is anticipated that the completion of all requirements takes 20 months.

The cost of the Internship is $1,800, not including books or the silent retreat.

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For more information:

Write: Manresa Jesuit Retreat House, 1390 Quarton Road , Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304

Call: 248.644.4933

E-mail: ignatianspirit@manresa-sj.org

Manresa Jesuit Retreat House                      1390 Quarton Road, Bloomfield Hills MI 48304                      Phone:  248.644.4933