Manresa Link members' meetings and associated resources


GROUP SUPERVISION - Saturday 15 February 2020 (9.15am for 9.30am start - 12noon) at Manresa House

To support one another in developing our practice as prayer guides through the experience of giving and receiving good quality supervision. Open to all members.

To book: contact Maria Price ([email protected])

Suggested donation £5.

CPD training days for prayer guides and spiritual directors at Mount Street Jesuit Centre, London:

Freedom and Purpose of the Exercises - 30 Nov 2019

Discernment of Spirits: Refining the Focus in Ignatian Spiritual Direction - 8 Feb 2020

The major Ignatian Meditations and their relevance to our practice of accompaniment - 27 June 2020

Each of the above days stands alone - click on the links above for further details and to register.


Our bi-annual meetings are a great opportunity for catching up with old and new friends. There’s no need to book, and they are free to full members of Manresa Link. 

Evening meeting at St Luke's

Our next meeting is on 11th March 2020 (7pm-9.30pm) at St Luke's Church Centre, Great Colmore Street, Birmingham B15 2AT. Fr Simon Bishop SJ will lead the evening on Consolation/Desolation/Discernment.

Handouts from past meetings

1. List of resources for this workshop

2. Skills for celibate living (Falkenhain)

3. Ten elements that support Celibacy (Sipe)

4. Skills for celibacy (Pable)

5. Chastity case studies

6. Boundaries in relationships

7. Eight types of intimacy

8. Three approaches to affective maturity

9. Can friendship be dangerous?

10. The Invitation

11. The prayer of a priest on a Sunday night 

Priority reading

1. Sexuality and Intimacy - your sexual story (Luisa Safiotti)

2. Israel’s spirituality of sex

3. Questions for reflection (Luisa Safiotti)

4. Seven ways of dealing with sexual feelings (one page from Krenik’s book)

5. Lessons from John Jay Report (Monica Applewhite)

6. Tell God the truth about our sexuality (Bill Barry S.J.)

7. Cybersex Addiction: excellent short (two-page) article on addiction to pornography

8. Intimacy and Healthy Affective Maturity (McClone)

9. The slow work of God

10. Book (scanned). Formation for Priestly Celibacy (Fr Thomas Krenik)


1. Affectivity overview

2. Neuroscience and Pornography 

Other resources

1. Reading list and online resources for affective maturity

2. Booklet: Your Brain on Porn

3. Sexuality, Intimacy and Celibacy - Chapter from book Sex, Priestly Ministry and the Church (Len Sperry)

4. Boundaries in Ministry (Fortune)

5. Healthy Sexuality Model (Fiberg & Laaser)

6. Boundaries Guidelines

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