Benedictine Spiritual Direction Training & Certification
Deepening into the Divine
Listening and companioning are key components in this unique spiritual development program.
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Program Description & FAQs
Why this program is different
What separates this two-year training and one-year supervision program from others is that it is about your spiritual heart. The hardest spiritual journey you will ever take is the one from your head to your heart. But this is the precise way you will meet the Divine.
As a spiritual director, you will companion individuals who desire to cultivate a deeper relationship with their Divine presence. To companion others, you must know your own heart, what creates compassion within you, and what areas of your life block this pathway to your God.
Through this journey, you will:
In the first year, you will go through a process of self-discovery to uncover your spiritual story as we guide you in listening to your inner voice of wisdom.
In the second year, you will acquire the skills to become a spiritual director, participate in a practicum or internship, and learn the importance of ethics and supervision in your practice. Upon completing the second year, you will be certified as a spiritual director.
We use a video conferencing software platform, provided by the monastery. You will need a good computer with a camera, audio capability and a stable internet connection.
Students typically spend an average of 8 – 10 hours per week on assignments.
Monthly instructional modules with specific topics are emailed to you the first of each month. The assignments are due by the first week of the following month.
You will meet online in a forum twice a month for 90 minutes each session. You will be assigned to a small cohort of other students with whom you will journey during the entire training program. You will also be assigned a certified spiritual director as a facilitator who will accompany you the entre two years.
One-on-one supervision in the third year will also happen online.
How enrollment works
Request an application
Connect directly with Sister Mary Colleen to request an application for the program and a link to pay the $50 application fee.
Return the completed application and pay the $50 application fee.
Participate in an online interview.
Prices & Dates
The Global Online program is a two-year program with one year of supervision after graduation. It is designed to meet the needs of individuals in today’s world with flexible options to manage study requirements. 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, will prepare you for your call to this holistic healing ministry.
The program year begins in January and runs through August. Newly accepted and continuing students can make payments here: