Global Online Program

Connect with the world.

Global Online Program

Connect with the world.

Global Online Benedictine Spiritual Direction Program

Applications being accepted for the next start date.

Apply today! Together we walk into the future with renewed hope in possibilities and new beginnings!

This program provides safe, confidential and sacred space as you become a spiritual director. Integrate your new skills in your current ministry or life work.

Connect with the World!


Sister Mary Colleen Schwarz, OSB; Global Online Coordinator; (719) 633-0655 Ext. 134

Program Fees: Global Online Tuition: $2,600 + Books (for each year)

Please use the “Global Online Payments” button to make a $50.00 application fee payment, a tuition payment for Global Online, or a spiritual direction payment.

Please note that this is not a donation, but a payment.

“We have learned a new way of living in the world, through awareness, and to see with God’s eyes, to hear with God’s ears, and to love with God’s heart.”

– Graduate of Benedictine Spiritual Formation Program


The GLOBAL ONLINE BENEDICTINE SPIRITUAL DIRECTION PROGRAM is a two-year program designed to meet the needs of individuals in today’s world who 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 you for the call to this ministry.

We have kept pace with 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.

The new Global Online Benedictine Spiritual Direction Year One will begin in January 2019 and run through August 2019.

Sister Mary Colleen Schwarz

Sister Mary Colleen Schwarz, OSB ministers in spiritual direction ministry and is coordinator of the Global Online Benedictine Spiritual Direction Program. Her passion to spread the Benedictine values to the world through technology began in 2007. Her vision has resulted in many individuals experiencing personal spiritual transformation through a deeper knowing of the Divine and self.

Sister Mary Colleen is the Vocations Director for Benet Hill and serves on the board for Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care. When not in front of her computer you will find her gardening.