Breige O’Hare was trained as a spiritual director by the Jesuits at Manresa in Dublin and holds a MA in Pastoral Theology and a Certificate in Counselling from QUB. Breige has worked in spiritual direction and adult faith development for over fifteen years. She is based in Belfast, where she recently helped establish well.com, a Christian Centre for Psychological and Spiritual wellbeing, with Rev Alan Lorimer, a Methodist minister and CBT therapist. She also offers one-to-one sessions, group programmes and retreats for adult Christians in various locations in UK/Ireland. Breige is author of two books, The Nearness of God: Rediscovering God’s Love and Longing (Shanway Press 2011) and Whole Parish Catechesis: Faith development for the Faint Hearted (Columba Press, 2005).
“To be trusted and allowed by a person who has been harmed by the Church, to accompany them as they explore their sense of God, is a huge privilege and responsibility.” – Towards Peace Spiritual Companion
“I would like to thank Towards Peace from my heart, for connecting me to my spiritual companion. Because of my own personal past experiences, and indeed other members of my family, I felt so betrayed, confused, broken and lost. I am getting older, weaker, fragile and in a lot of emotional, physical and mental pain. I felt a great need for spiritual direction to help me to prepare to meet my God.” – Towards Peace Client