Companions On The Way

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Companions On The Way

Tuesday, 17 October - Tuesday, 12 December

Companions On The Way

A Small Group Experience For Life's Journey

This Online Ignatian Series is designed as a small group faith sharing experience that would suit anyone who is seeking to learn more about Ignatian Spirituality, and who has a desire to incorporate this into their daily life.

For Ignatius, the spiritual life is a true pilgrimage and requires not a map but a “way of proceeding” to get to the destination. D Fleming SJ

Whilst Ignatius initially set out alone on his pilgrim journey, he soon came to see the need to journey with others. He later describes in his autobiography, that in his time of study at the University of Paris, “he gathered about him a number of companions.” Companions, who became the first members of the Society of Jesus.

It is our hope that those who come together to walk these prayer paths will find a deep sense of companionship with those who travel alongside them.

These exercises are specifically designed to be made with others, and are ideally suited to an Ignatian Faith Sharing Group.

This first “Companions on The Way” series is called Walking with God, where each session (or Path) will provide participants with Prayer and Reflection material that will introduce them to the ‘Ignatian Way’. It will include Scripture, Songs and Poems, and a selection of contemporary Ignatian Voices.

The paths include….

  • Path 1 – Walking with God who is Present
  • Path 2 – Walking with God who Loves
  • Path 3 – Walking with God who Creates
  • Path 4 – Walking with God who Knows Me
  • Path 5 – Walking with God who Calls Me

This will be a valuable tool for personal growth and integrating spirituality into daily living.

There are no prerequisites!  All are welcome!

When: Fortnightly for five Tuesdays: 17 October, 31 October, 14 November, 28 November, 12 December

Time:     7:30pm – 9:00pm AEDT

Where:   Online via Zoom

Cost:       $150 for all five sessions

Register and Pay by Sunday 16 October 2023.

Spiritual DirectorsMary Diggins and Mark Diggins.
Mark and Mary are Spiritual Directors, Givers of The Spiritual Exercises and Retreat Givers with Jesuit and Ignatian Spirituality Australia. They have worked in the School and Parish context for over 35 years in Ignatian Spirituality and ministry. Their life and work has been informed by the experience of Pilgrimage after walking the Camino de Santiago, the Camino Pilgrimage to Sevenhill SA, and the Ignatian Camino in Spain.


Tuesday, 17 October
Tuesday, 12 December
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Mary Diggins & Mark Diggins