June 2021 – What’s Happening at Heart of Life…

Looking for Candidates for the 44th Siloam Cohort to Study in 2022

Over 75% of Siloam candidates come to Heart of Life because they have been recommended by our network.  THANK YOU!  We will be advertising for our 2022 cohort throughout July. This year, we will be offering a series of on-line taster sessions for potential candidates. Please keep an eye out for our recruitment information and if you can share as widely amongst your networks as possible, it would be much appreciated.

Heart to Practise

A new program for recently graduated Heart of Life Alumni commenced earlier this year.  Delivered on-line and in person, Heart to Practise it is an opportunity for our newly-qualified spiritual directors to gather together for support and some continuing professional development. Most importantly it is a way to remain connected with friends, colleagues and Heart of Life’s community. This program will be extended for other year groups if the demand exists.  Please email Clare Shearman at for further information.


Did you know that Heart of Life has a facebook page?  We have started a weekly program of posts that we hope will inform, educate and stimulate our ‘followers’.  Our posts are all spiritually-based, and we invite you to share them on your own pages if you think they could be helpful to others.  Please find us, like us and follow us on FB by clicking here.

Website Update

We are developing our website and you will notice some changes over the coming months. We have included a ‘spiritual resources’ section, which will provide resources (as does our facebook page) for individuals and groups. We are also including a new Professional Development/Alumni section that we will continue to populate over the rest of 2021. If you have any ideas of themes or content for the website that you would find helpful, please let us know.

Education Program

With the appointment of Sr Rita Malavisi rsj to the Heart of Life Team as Spiritual Liaison Manager, we have begun the process of working with Catholic Education Commission of Victoria (which we hope to extend across Australia) to accredit some of our programs for professional development purposes.  This page of teachers’ resources is another new addition to our website. Please feel free to contact Rita for more information on teachers’ resources, staff spirituality days or outreach to schools.


We are looking for supervisors of spiritual directors and others in ministry to be included in a new section ‘find a supervisor’ on the HoL website.  If you are a trained supervisor and would like to be considered for inclusion, please email Clare for an application form.