Learning From Experience

Editor’s note: Today is the Feast of the Sacred Heart, and we marked the occasion by celebrating the Eucharist, an official blessing of our new premises at Croydon as well as 45 Years of Siloam Siloam is a program of ministry formation, formation for the...

Siloam45: Spiritual Direction

Siloam is a program for the formation of spiritual directors.  But what do we mean by the term ‘spiritual direction’?  I find it easier to talk about what it is not!  In what follows. I describe that it is not really ‘spiritual’ in the sense that most people use that...

The Beginnings of Siloam

There was no program for the formation of spiritual directors in Australia when Siloam began in 1979.  For the first few years, it was a part-time program, one day a week for the academic year.  Initially in Sydney, then moving to Melbourne, interest and demand for...

Siloam celebrates 45 years 

At a time when there is so much upheaval in our world – climate crises, drought and famine, wars between neighbouring countries – to sit quietly with a spiritual direction talking about one’s relationship with God seems unjustifiable luxury.  How can we say that...

The Secrets of My Heart

When Thomas More was being led to his execution on Tower Hill in 1535, a large crowd gathered to witness. Robert Bolt’s play A Man for all Seasons portrays the scene: More’s beloved daughter Meg breaks from the crowd and rushes to embrace her father, in tears. More...