Spiritual Direction associations

Spiritual direction associations are listed below as either national or local associations.

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Australian Network for Spiritual Direction
The Network exists to encourage spiritual directors in their work, to nurture enquirers interested in spiritual direction and those who may be drawn to its practice, to provide regular gatherings and newsletters for their care and nurture and to support national, regional and local training programs.
Contact person:  The Secretary
1/81 Bimberi Cres, Palmerston ACT 2913
P. 0409 987 401
E. ansdinfo@gmail.com
Companions in the Ministry of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises
The Companions provides those engaged in giving the Spiritual Exercises the opportunity to enhance their understanding and practice of Ignatian spirituality.
Contact person: The Secretary
Companions in the Ministry of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises
C/- Campion CIS
99 Studley Park Road Kew VIC 3101
E: secretary@companions.org.au
Conference of Spiritual Directors Australia (CSD Australia)
CSD Australia (formerly CRD Australia) is a professional association of spiritual directors committed to a contemplative approach in the ministry of spiritual direction. Their inspiration came initially from courses conducted by the former Centre for Religious Development in Cambridge, MA, USA.
Conference of Spiritual Directors
Contact person: Sr Rita Malavasi (National Chair)
PO Box 171
Surrey Hills Vic 3127


South Australia

The Ecumenical Spiritual Directors’ Association (SA)
The association provides ongoing formation and peer supervision groups for spiritual directors in South Australia who belong to the different Christian traditions and are otherwise attached to various national associations.
Contact person: Dr Di Shearer
PO Box 953
P: 0448 536 835
E: dishearer@adam.com.au

Western Australia

Spiritual Directors’ Network (Perth)
A network of spiritual directors sharing experience, information and professional development.
Contact person: Stephen Truscott
E:  stephen.truscott@fullnessoflife.org