Open to People of All Faiths

Global Online Benedictine Spiritual Direction Program

Become a compassionate listener of those who seek healing through Divine connection

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Become a certified spiritual director

Develop a more compassionate heart

Flexible online sessions

Longing for more?

Are you longing for a deeper connection with God?

Do you desire to help lead others towards a deeper connection with God? Do you wish to grow in your compassion for others? If you have a hunger to know God in a deeper way, to finally bridge the gap between your head and your heart than this course is for you.

Benet Hill Provides…

A safe place

This program provides a safe, confidential and sacred space as you become a spiritual director. The intentional movement toward compassionate listening heals our soul.

Healing

Spiritual direction is a holistic healing ministry. If it is your desire to become a compassionate listener of those who seek healing through Divine connection, take that step and request an application.

A global program

This program is truly connected to the world. We have graduates from Australia, New Zealand, Kenya, Africa, and in 38 states in the United States. This Christian program is open to all faith traditions.

We know spiritual formation.

We understand your longing for something different, to be a person of deeper compassion and a deeper connection with the Divine and self. We also understand the importance of passing these important characteristics through spiritual direction. Benet Hill Monastery has conducted over a 1000 courses in 38 years on spiritual direction. We now take this ancient wisdom and teach it through the modern technology of the internet.

Sister Mary Colleen has lead over a 100 Online courses in spiritual direction since 2007. Her vision has resulted in many individuals across the globe to experience personal transformation through a deeper knowledge of the Divine and self. Take the next step in your spiritual journey with the expertise and flexibility of this online program.

How to get started

1. Request an application

Connect directly with Sister Mary Colleen to request an application for the program.

2. Apply

Return the completed application with the $50 application fee for review.

3. Assessment

After reviewing your written application we will conduct an online interview with every candidate before admittance into the program

In two words, the greatest gifts I have received are AWARENESS and APPRECIATION- a heightening of my senses, the power of observation, and an attentiveness to both the external and internal.

Cindy Krob

Graduate, Oneonta, NY

I just have to say THANK YOU. This program has helped me grow and stretch in so many ways that I’m able to be with people in different ways than before.

Lisa Mensinger

Graduate, Sandy, UT

The greatest gift I received from participating in BSFP was having a safe place to heal and grow spiritually so that I can, in turn, be a channel for companioning others as they heal and grow spiritually.

Rev. Valerie Webster

Graduate, Bozeman, MT

What this program is all about

Welcome! I am delighted to introduce you to the Global Online Benedictine Spiritual Direction Program. Yes, the program is truly connected to the world. We have graduates from Australia, New Zealand, Kenya, Africa, and in 38 states in the United States. This Christian program is open to all faith traditions. The curriculum paints a broad Christian prospective from various spiritual authors in their respective traditions. This two-year program is designed to meet the needs of individuals in today’s world that need flexibility and the ability to be creative in managing the study aspect of the program. The core path of this program is encouraging each person to new life and a changed vision in living their spiritual life personally and with others.

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What separates us from other programs is that it is a “spiritual heart program.” What does that mean? The hardest spiritual journey is the one taken from our heads to our hearts. This is the precise journey where we meet God. As a spiritual director you companion individuals who desire cultivating a deeper relationship with their God. This transformative path requires you to know your own “heart”, to know what creates compassion within you, to know the areas of your life that block this pathway to God. The process of self-discovery is used to uncover your spiritual story. You are guided to listen to your inner voice of wisdom. The gifts of this journey are cultivating a more compassionate heart, learning to see God in everything, and listening to self and others with your spiritual heart where internal wisdom makes its home and to illuminate life’s graced moments, thus, freeing us to love more fully.

The second year is devoted to acquiring the skills to become a spiritual director, participation in a practicum or internship, and learning the importance of ethics and supervision in the practice of spiritual direction. Upon successful completion of the program, each graduate is awarded certification as a spiritual director.
The entire program is online. We use a video conferencing platform. The only equipment needed is a good computer with camera, audio and a stable internet service.

  • Students spend an average of 8-10 hours per week on assignments.
  • Monthly instructional modules with specific topics are emailed the first of each month.
  • The assignments are due by the first week of the next month.
  • Our online forum meets twice a month for 90 minutes each session.
  • You will be assigned a facilitator that will accompany you the entire two years.
  • The program encourages and cultivates the desire for contemplative living and prayer.
  • There is intentional movement toward a compassionate pattern of living rather than a competitive driven attitude of life.
  • Supervision is conducted online.

Spiritual direction is a holistic healing ministry. If it is your desire to become a compassionate listener of those who seek healing through Divine connection, take that step and enroll in the program.

Price and Dates

The Global Online Benedictine Spiritual Direction Program is a two-year program designed to meet the needs of individuals in today’s world that need flexibility and the ability to be creative in managing the study aspect of the program. The program profoundly impacts those who wish to deepen their spiritual life and how they relate to others. This transformational path, along with learning the skills needed to be a spiritual director, prepares participants for the call to this ministry.

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We have kept pace with the technology advancement in digital video conferencing to provide quality audio and visual interactive-live virtual connection since 2007. The revised curriculum is presented in monthly instructional modules. An instructor will be assigned to you for the entire two-year program.

Program Fees

Global Online Tuition

$2,600 + Books

Year one will begin in January 2020 and run through August 2020