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Kardia Formation

Strengthening spirit, Enabling potential

Kardia has moved to 44-60 Jacksons Rd, Mulgrave.  This is the location of Stirling Theological College, which is one of the colleges of the University of Divinity.

At Kardia Formation Pty Ltd, we offer Companionship of Empowerment for women and men through spiritual direction, Spiritual Exercises, supervision and various programs for personal and leadership development. Our latest Program is Heart Wisdom for Teachers.  We invite people who seek creative ways of deepening their interior awareness, and we provide opportunities for transformation towards meaningful and lasting change.

Conference Speaker

Marlene has addressed the Spiritual Directors International Conference in St Louis Missouri, April 2018.  Her two workshops were on Ignatian spirituality in the 21st century.  Check the Publications page to pre-order Marlene’s new adaptation of the Spiritual Exercises, Grace upon Grace: Savouring the Spiritual Exercises through the Arts.  It will be out soon.

Marlene has been a speaker at many conferences.   Please feel free to request workshops.

Latest Books: Grace Undone. Encounter

Also Dreams and Desires

Both books are now available.  Go to Publications on this website.

Watch for Grace upon Grace: Savouring the Spiritual Exercises through the Arts.  This book offers a feminine approach to the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola.  It contains the full 30+ weeks retreat in daily life and an eight-day Ignatian retreat.  You can pre-order from Marlene at marlene.marburg@kardia.com.au

Heart Wisdom Program

If you are interested in becoming a spiritual director in the Heart Wisdom tradition, please contact Marlene at enquiries@kardia.com.au

If you are already a spiritual director, are you considering becoming a giver of the Spiritual Exercises as well.  Currently we offer this option in an intensive program ‘Grace upon Grace’.

We are also taking a few Heart Wisdom interns for people called to be formed as supervisors and formators of spiritual directors.

The Heart Wisdom Program applications for 2019-2021 will close soon. Both Heart Wisdom and Grace upon Grace and the internship begin on 24 September 2019.