Kardia Formation

Bernadette Miles

Bernadette MIles

Bernadette Miles
Director
BTheol, MAppSci (Organisational Dynamics), PhD Candidate

Bernadette trained in spiritual direction and theology after twenty years of computer consulting and business management and has a special interest in formation of apostolic leadership and applying the concepts of Ignatian Spirituality to Organizational Development.  She has completed the Arrupe Program for spiritual directors in the Ignatian tradition, Siloam and has 15 years experience in forming spiritual directors, supervision, spiritual direction, facilitation and retreat giving as Director of Campion Centre of Ignatian Spirituality and Coursework Coordinator for Sentir Graduate College of Spiritual Formation.

Having recently completed her Masters in Organisational Dynamics, Bernadette is currently undertaking PhD research exploring the contribution spiritual direction in the Ignatian tradition can make to leadership and organisational development.

Publications and Presentations:

International Conference on Ignatian Spirituality
An Ignatian Pilgrimage: From Personal Interiority to Shared Apostolic Vision.  
28 November – 1 December 2014, Hong Kong.

Spiritual Directors International Conference – Boston 2012.

Spiritual Classics: Spiritual Exercises- Sunday 13 July 2014

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    The first of four programs presenting the pick of our Spiritual Classics Series first broadcast in 2007, beginning with Tom Keneally on the poetry of the 19th Century Anglican turned Jesuit priest, Gerard Manley Hopkins. And Bernadette Miles on The Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits.

Publications and Conference Presentations:

Miles, Bernadette; Incarnating our Consolations Through Transformative Academic Learning. The Way Volume 54, No 1, January 2015

——-Make Love Not War: The Dynamic of Discernment. Conference paper presented at the An Ignatian Pilgrimage: From Personal Interiority to Shared Apostolic Vision: Hong Kong 1 December 2014. 

——-Ignatian Spirituality, Apostolic Creativity and Leadership in Times of Change. The Way Volume 50, No 4, October 2011.

——-Ignatian Spirituality, Apostolic Creativity and Leadership in Times of Change. Conference Paper. The Ricci Legacy: Finding God in Cultures: An Ignatian Symposium to mark the 400th Anniversary of the death of Fr. Ricci

—— One Body, One Spirit, One Mission: Uncovering the essential elements of empowering a collaborative ministry team.” The Proceedings of the Inaugural National Symposium of the Australian Ecumenical Council for Spiritual Direction. 2010

Conference Presentations

International Conference on Ignatian Spirituality: An Ignatian Pilgrimage: From Personal Interiority to Shared Apostolic Vision: Hong Kong 1 December 2014.

Keynote Presentation: Make Love Not War: The Dynamic of Discernment
Workshop 101: Transformational Leadership and the Personal Vocation
Workshop 201: Transformational Leadership and Spiritual Direction
Workshop 301: Transformational Leadership and The Two Standards and Discernment

 

Spiritual Directors International Cultivating Compassion April 28 — May 3, 2011

Workshop Title : Spiritual Direction as a compassionate support in organizational development.

The Ricci Legacy: Finding God in Cultures: An Ignatian Symposium to mark the 400th Anniversary of the death of Fr. Matteo Ricci SJ [1552-1610] 2 to 5 December 2010, Hong Kong

Panel Presentation (5 Dec): Apostolic Creativity and Leadership: Agent of Change (.doc)
Workshop 105 (2 Dec): One Body, One Spirit, One Mission: Uncovering the essential elements…(.doc)
Workshop 205 (3 Dec): One Body, One Spirit, One Mission – Reflection (.doc)
Extract from handout: One Body, One Spirit, One Mission (.doc)
Workshop 305 (4 Dec): Apostolic Leadership and Creativity – What does it mean to be an Apostle? (.doc)

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