About

Marlene Marburg

DipAppSci (MedRad), BTheol, GradDipEd(Sec), MTheol, PhD

marlenemarburg Current:

  • Director Kardia Formation Pty Ltd ACN 605 753 544 (2015–)
  • Spiritual Director, Supervisor and Formator, Poet
Previous:

  • Four years Director of Student Formation, Sentir Graduate College of Spiritual Formation, University of Divinity, Melbourne, Australia
  • Eight years spirituality team: Campion Centre of Ignatian Spirituality
  • 25 years Medical Imaging Technology in private practice and public hospitals
  • Three years secondary teaching: Religious Education; Biblical Studies; Australian Studies; English and Science
  • Pastoral Associate: Visitation in Parishes
Interests:

  • Family; Walking; Arts and Crafts

Marlene’s PhD entitled ‘Poetry and Grace’ explored poetry as prayer in the context of the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius. In that research Marlene found poetry writing and reflection on that writing had the capacity to access deeper levels of personal awareness.

Marlene’s poetry was first published in The Age. Since then, she has been published in various anthologies, and print and online journals. She has published three collections of poetry in the Grace Undone series.

Marlene is co-director at Kardia Formation: strengthening spirit, enabling potential in Hawthorn, Melbourne, Australia.  In her spiritual direction and formation work, Marlene companions people from the perspective that life is an invitation to authenticity and interior freedom.