South Australia/Northern Territory Region

South Australia/Northern Territory Region

Members of ANSD in South Australia and Northern Territory engage in various spirituality centres and, for spiritual directors, one ecumenical association which combines ANSD membership, membership of the Conference of Spiritual Directors (CSD) and membership of Companions in the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises.  Some members join Spiritual Directors International (SDI). We associate with various other groups concerned with spirituality in the community.

ANSD offers a 50% discount on ANSD membership for those who are current financial members of the Ecumenical Association for Spiritual Directors (ESDA), in recognition of dual membership for related ministry.

Its main emphasis is on professional development opportunities for spiritual directors and peer supervision groups to support their ministry.  This association also networks various spirituality and retreat ministries.

ANSD Regional Contact Person:   Di Shearer, Ph D., D Min., MA (Theology:  Spirituality and Christian Ministry), M.Ed. Phone:  0448 536 835

Events for 2019

The following inservice sessions are planned

Wednesday 15 May (evening)  Benedictine Contributions to Spiritual Direction (Gary Stuckey, 
retired UCA minister, leader of Companions of St Benedict: and Finding you Inner Monk)

Saturday 20 July (full day) Supervision (Sue Dunbar, Barnabas Ministries)

Wednesday 18 September (evening) (Fr Denis Edwards) Cosmic Spirituality

Thursday 21 November (evening) AGM

Spiritual Direction and Retreat ministries in South Australia:

Inner Room Contemplative Retreats

Listening Heart Contemplative Centre  

Loyola Centre for Ignatian Spirituality

Mary MacKillop Precinct and Centre

St Oswald’s Centre for Spirituality

Stillpoint Spirituality Centre


Spiritual Direction and Retreat ministries in the Northern Territory:

Campfire in the Heart

Recent Professional Development opportunities

March 2018: Liza Stewart: Relational Psychodynamics:  Unlocking the wisdom of the inner world. 

April 2018:  Margaret Silf: A Spirituality of Remembrance.

July 2018:  Philip Carter: Practise Resurrection: Reflecting on the person, values and disposition of the Spiritual Director.

September 2018Ann Siddall: The gift of ageing: becoming who we are.

ANSD SA-NT Report to AGM 2018

ANSD Australian Network For Spiritual Direction

ANSD Australian Network For Spiritual Direction