Manresa Link Basic Prayer Guide Training: check back for dates of the next course in 2020


Would you like to explore or deepen your calling to a ministry of prayer guiding - accompanying others through retreats in daily life or weeks of guided prayer? If so, this course is for you. It takes place over eight Saturday mornings, followed by two weekends.

The course looks at various aspects prayer accompaniment within the context of Ignatian spirituality, including: 

  • The Ignatian journey
  • The place of desire
  • Listening skills
  • What are we listening for?
  • Images of God
  • Consolation and desolation
  • Discernment
  • Supervision

Following input on these areas, participants work in groups of three (triads) with a member of the course team to practise listening and discernment together. You'll also have opportunities to watch role plays and to ask questions in the full group sessions.

In this short video, a Manresa LInk member shares his experience of the course and of Ignatian spirituality:


Each participant gives a retreat during one of the weekends and is given one during the other. Those giving the retreats will receive individual and group supervision. Generally, participants will be resident on the weekend they are being given a retreat, but it may be possible for some participants to be resident on both weekends if necessary. 

You will need to have made an Ignatian retreat either in daily life or residentially prior to joining the course.

You can see further videos about the course on our YouTube channel.

To enquire about the next course, please contact us.