Michael Smith SJ




Originally from New Zealand, Michael entered the Jesuits in 1976 and was ordained in 1984. Michael, Prof Maryanne Confoy RSC, and Dr Peter Cantwell OFM designed the curriculum for the Master of Spiritual Direction degree, which was the first graduate program in spiritual direction in Australia. He worked with a team at Campion Centre of Ignatian Spirituality to design and implement the ArrupeĀ® Program for forming spiritual directors in the Ignatian tradition. Michael helped to found the Jesuit College of Spirituality (JCS), and was Academic Dean of the College for seventeen years. When he finished at JCS in 2016, Michael was missioned to the International Office of Jesuit Refugee Service in Rome, where he worked as the International Education Coordinator, and as the Director of Mission and Identity.

  • BSc
  • Grad Dip Sci
  • Grad Dip Ed
  • BTheol
  • MA
  • EdD