Formative Spirituality

Directing the Ignatian Exercises Training


Dear Spiritual Directors,
We are excited to offer you our second advanced training for Spiritual Directors in directing the Ignatian Exercises. As instructors in the Formative Spirituality program at Moravian Seminary, we look forward to sharing the experience and vision that we gleaned from our many years of working with the Exercises.

This 9 session training will meet monthly from September 2018 through May 2019. It will prepare experienced Spiritual Directors to lead individuals through the “Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius” also known as the "19th Annotation” or the “Retreat in Everyday Life” with a special focus on its application in the 21st century. The Exercises will be explored in their classical presentation as well as through the intersecting lens of women’s studies and integral spirituality.

This advanced training is for Spiritual Directors who have:

  • A Certificate of Completion from an approved program
  • Previous personal experience of completing the Exercises with a Spiritual Director

If you are interested and qualify we invite you to apply for acceptance into the program by completing the application by August 31st:  2018 Directing the Ignatian Exercises Application.

The training will take place at Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, PA. Please note, this training is available for those who live too far to travel to Bethlehem. If you live at a distance, are qualified to take part in the training, and are comfortable joining the class sessions by video conference (Zoom), we can accommodate you.  Please note this on your application.

Detailed information about the training can be found by clicking here.
Please contact us with your questions.

Ignatian Exercises Program Leaders 
Barbara Martell, Spiritual Dir/Sup, CoDirector Formative Spirituality Program at MTS
Patricia Herbst, Spiritual Director/Supervisor
Rita Pursel, Spiritual Director/Supervisor
Lynne Anthony, Spiritual Director/Supervisor