News from Heart of Life, Melbourne, Australia

See What’s On in our 2023 Program!We are pleased to present Heart of Life’s 2023 Program of courses and events. Whether you’re seeking to: undertake spiritual formation through one of our formation programs, participate in a 14-week seminar for professional and/or Read More …

Heart of Life Centre for Spiritual & Pastoral Formation

From the Director’s Desk…Welcome to our first eNews of 2023.  It’s a bumper first edition! In 2023, we celebrate 40 years of service.  Keep an eye on our eNews and social media for special events in which you can participate to Read More …

Training in Spiritual Direction, Supervision, Leadership at Heart of Life

Heart of Life celebrates its 40th birthday in 2023, having witnessed over 1100 women and men – lay and ordained – graduate from our spiritual formation programs. Our graduates, in their journey of contemplative discernment following the way of the heart, have been listening, discerning, and taking up formation roles in communities across the globe since 1983.

Ignatian Murmuration – 3 day Online International Conference

On 12-14 May 2022, Jesuit and Ignatian Spirituality Australia is offering a transformative conference to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the conversion of St Ignatius Loyola.
This three-day conference will be an Ignatian murmuration, a series of spiritual conversations using the Spiritual Field Hospital exercises of Michael Hansen SJ during Covid, to make connections with Ignatius in his interior journey of receiving new life in Christ. Receive new life yourself. And do it in enjoyable company.

Spiritual Direction & Supervision Training

Heart of Life Centre for Spiritual & Pastoral Formation is a work of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, was founded in 1983. It offers a ministry in spirituality, the formation of spiritual directors and pastoral supervisors, spiritual direction, pastoral supervision, and reflection events. Because of its international reputation, participants from Australia and overseas attend Heart of Life’s formation programs in spiritual direction, supervision and spiritual leadership. The Centre’s Siloam and Spiritual Leaders programs are accredited by Yarra Theological Union (YTU) and the University of Divinity.