The Mission of Companions

The mission of Companions is to provide, in partnership with the Society of Jesus, a professional association for those engaged in the ministry of giving spiritual direction in the Ignatian tradition and the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola in Australia.

Companions offer:

Annual conference of members for education, sharing, encouragement and networking.
Opportunities for ongoing formation.
Encouragement and mentoring of new givers of the Spiritual Exercises.
Regular communication with members and access to electronic newsletters and articles on Ignatian spirituality.
Support for those engaged in research and writing on the Spiritual Exercises.
An incorporated association of spiritual directors in the Ignatian tradition and givers of the Spiritual Exercises. Our Constitution may be downloaded from the Companions web site.
Standards for the formation of spiritual directors in the Ignatian tradition and givers of the Spiritual Exercises. Based on those set by the Australian Ecumenical Council for Spiritual Direction. These standards can be downloaded from our web site.
A code of ethics for spiritual directors in the Ignatian tradition and givers of the Spiritual Exercises. Based on those set by the Australian Ecumenical Council for Spiritual Direction, our code of ethics is available on our web site.