Founder Members

The founder members group consisted of thirty eight practitioners engaged in the ministry of Spiritual Guidance. They were representative of the various colleges, institutes and schools of theology and spirituality and religious formation in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

  • Una Agnew, Spirituality Dept., Milltown Institute
  • John Bennett, Grace Dieu Retreat House, Waterford
  • Carmel Boyle, An Croí, Ashbourne
  • Phyllis Brady, Chaplain, Milltown Institute
  • Frances Canavan, Spiritual Director
  • Monica Comerford, Manresa House
  • Rose Marie Conlon, Spiritual Director, Adult Ed Clogher Diocese
  • Tom Cooney, Pastoral Dept., Milltown Institute
  • Jim Cogley, Spiritual Director
  • Eleanor Dorgan, All Hallows
  • Kevin Egan Behavioural Sciences Dept., All Hallows
  • Jeanne Estella, Spiritual Directors International
  • John Finnegan, AISGA Chairperson; Spirituality Dept., Milltown Institute
  • Bernadette Flanagan, Spirituality Dept., Milltown Institute
  • Denis Gleeson, Spiritual Director
  • Brian Grogan, President, Milltown Institute
  • Elizabeth Hanna, Rector and Spiritual Director
  • Angela Higgins, Manresa House
  • Martin Hogan, Mater Dei Institute
  • Geraldine Holton, An Croí, Ashbourne
  • Eileen Houlahan, Spirituality Dept., Milltown Institute
  • Maria Jansson, Rector and Spiritual Director
  • David Kelly, Spirituality Dept., Milltown Institute
  • Michael Leonard, Maynooth
  • Finbarr Lynch, Manresa House
  • Anne Lyons, Grace Dieu Retreat House
  • Dermot Mansfield, Manresa House
  • Bernadette McCarrick, Spiritual Director
  • Johanna-Mary Merry, Pastoral Dept., Milltown Institute
  • Gerard Moore, AISGA Secretary
  • Laurence Murphy, Manresa House
  • Conall O'Cuinn, Manresa House
  • Leon O'Giollain, Manresa House
  • Brian O'Leary, Spirituality Dept., Milltown Institute
  • Myles O'Reilly, Anamcharadas
  • Ciary Quirke, Manresa House
  • Kevin Scallon, All Hallows
  • Michael Serrage, Grace Dieu Retreat House