Eileen Houlihan from Milltown Institute visited the Diploma in Spiritual Direction course running in Galway last weekend 12-13 April. In her capacity as external examiner, she met the Manresa organising team of Angela Higgins IBVM, John Humphreys SJ and Brendan Comerford SJ. She also met the 13 canditates, taking time to examine their verbatims, reflections and book reviews. The two-year Spiritual Direction Diploma has another intake in September 2008. Also called spiritual mentoring or spiritual accompaniment, it is understood as the ministry of guiding others in their faith lives.