Fall Course

Living Water – Effective use of
scripture in spiritual direction

Have you experienced the life-giving impact of Scripture in your life?  Have you wondered how sacred scripture can be used effectively in spiritual direction?  This ten-week course is designed to foster a contemplative approach to praying with and assigning sacred scripture to those you accompany in spiritual direction. 


The course will be taught with theory (via Zoom) accompanied by in-person practicums at the Wickham Centre which will include case studies, role-plays, and verbatims.


The requirements for this course are a basic knowledge of Scripture, foundational training in spiritual direction (Prayer Companion Program or equivalent) and time to pray through the prayer assignments and readings for each session. 

Course length:  10 weeks

Dates:  Thursday evenings from September 8 to November 10

Time:  7:00 to 9:00 pm

Place:  Approximately 7 theory courses by Zoom, 3 in-person practicums (Wickham Centre)

Instructors:  Renata Furst (theory and course creation) and Lynn Barwell (facilitator for in-person practicums)

For further information, please contact Lynn Barwell at [email protected] or by calling (514) 756-0927.

Take advantage of our early bird special by registering now for this exciting new course developed especially for the ISCM! 

As there are suggested readings and a pre-assignment, we highly recommend an early registrationJ

Early bird fees (before August 15):  $100 (includes all course material – two books and handouts)

After August 15:  $150.

Please note that while this formation is offered only in English at the present time, we are committed to providing ongoing spiritual direction training in French in partnership with Le Centre Manrèse.   Once Le Centre Manrèse resumes their activities in the fall, we will be communicating with you regarding ongoing formation possibilities in French.

To register for the course, please fill out the following form and proceed to the payment page.

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