This intensive ten-month program provides men and women with the spiritual formation and necessary skills to answer God’s call to the ministry of Spiritual Direction, while earning a professional certificate in Spiritual Direction.
The program is staffed by a team of practicing Mayslake Ministries Spiritual Directors and affiliates who for decades, have accompanied spiritual seekers on their journey to grow closer to God.
About the Program
2 Online Retreat Days
6 Formation Modules (6 weeks each)
Guided Independent Study
Traditional & Contemporary Catholic resources
Mastery of 15 Practice Skills
120+ hours of Skills Practice
Affordable Payment Options
Professional Certification in Spiritual Direction earned in 10 months
2022 – 2023 Module Topics & Schedule
All classes will be conducted online this year.
|Sept 9 & 10, 2022||Opening Retreat|
|Sept 15||Skills Orientation|
|Sept 22||Module #1: Who is Jesus? What does it mean to be human?|
|Nov 3||Module #2: What would Jesus have me do? Discipleship in the Modern World|
|Jan 5, 2023||Module #3: Healthy Human Development|
|Feb 16||Module #4: Healthy Spiritual Development|
|Mar 30||Module #5: The Function of Spiritual Direction: Discernment|
|May 18||Module #6: Living the Christian Life in the Modern World|
|June 2023||Final project due|
|June 24, 2023||Final Retreat and Ceremony|
Candidates are required to:
Be in Spiritual Direction.
Meet online with cohort to practice skills on assigned Thursday evenings.
Connect with module facilitators throughout sessions.
Select a practice directee to journey with throughout the program.
Complete all Module assignments by deadlines.