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Listening for the Spirit in Troubled Times

Friday, 30 OctoberSaturday, 31 October

Hearing Our Call in Today’s Context Through Scripture

Conference of Spiritual Directors (CSD) Australia National Online Conference

30-31 October 2020
9:30am-5:30pm ADST

Via Zoom


  • CSD Member Early Bird $160
  • CSD Member $190
  • Non-Member $230

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We welcome all to attend our forthcoming online Conference where we will highlight prominent issues in this very different year in which various issues for society, and in turn spiritual direction, have emerged.

Keynote Addresses:  Dr Michele Connolly rsj, Rev Dr Peter Bentley
Conference Facilitator:  Ms Jill McCorquodale
Workshop Sessions:  Bill Attard, Dr Rose Marie Prosser, Sr Margie Abbott rsm, Br Tim Moloney cfc


Dr Michele Connolly rsj
Psalms: ancient poetry of the human-divine drama and Gospel story: a moment of encounter with Jesus, the risen Lord
Friday 30 October, 10:00am

Scripture holds much for our times if we but listen! Michele will invite us to open our hearts to hear the words that the Spirit speaks through the stories, the poetry, the history and the memories of our Hebrew and Christian ancestors.

Michele is a Sister of St Joseph of Lochinvar. After teaching in secondary schools, she studied theology, graduating in 2008 with a PhD from Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA. Michele’s principal area of interest is the Gospel of Mark. Michele teaches New Testament at Catholic Institute of Sydney and speaks regularly at conferences on Scripture.

Rev Dr Peter Bentley
Exploring Treasures Old and New: Evolving Frameworks for Spiritual Formation
Saturday 31 October, 10:00am

Drawing on a variety of sources and inspiration, Peter will guide us through familiar, and perhaps more unfamiliar territory, to explore the development of emerging and rich frameworks for spiritual direction formation and ministry.

Peter currently lectures in postgraduate spiritual direction formation programs through the University of Divinity, Melbourne. Peter served as President of the AECSD and has a keen interest in spiritual formation across a range of spiritual perspectives. Peter completed a PhD examining formational learning in spiritual direction.



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