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Kardia Formation

Strengthening spirit, Enabling potential

Kardia Formation is now operating online.

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 been a speaker at many conferences.   Please feel free to request workshops to suit your needs.

Check the Publications page to order Marlene’s new adaptation of the Spiritual Exercises,  It is available now.

Latest Books: Grace upon Grace: Savouring the Spiritual Exercises through the Arts.

Also Dreams and Desires and Grace Undone. Encounter

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

Grace upon Grace: Savouring the Spiritual Exercises through the Arts offers an artistic 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 order from Marlene at

Heart Wisdom Program

If you are interested in becoming a spiritual director in the Heart Wisdom tradition, please contact Marlene at

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 2022-23 will close soon.  Heart Wisdom, Grace upon Grace and the supervision internship begin on 25 February 2022.  They are offered online.