MA in Applied Spirituality

Posted on 27. Apr, 2017, in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community1 Comment

Michael O’Sullivan SJ is the Director of the MA in applied spirituality. It is a masters that is awarded by Waterford Institute of technology and delivered in Milltown Park, Dublin in conjunction with SpIRE, the Spirituality Institute for Research and Education. The course includes lots of class contact as well as meetings with a spiritual director and discussions in groups of three for the purpose of personal and theoretical integration. Michael pointed out that when they first started the course, there were quite a few people on the course who were struggling to reconcile their spirituality with a Church they felt had let them down. Miriam asked Michael how the course was able to address that, but began by asking him about the different types of people who are drawn to the course and how they hope to enrich their education through a Masters in Applied Spirituality. For more information go to


One response to “MA in Applied Spirituality”

  1. Suzanne Ryder says:

    Beautiful interview with Michael. The MA programme seems to give space to the questions relevant to this time. By extension, this allows the space for society to loosen its grip on vital questions with regard to Church and State also.