Spiritual Direction

spiritual_direction.jpgSpiritual direction is for persons seeking a deeper inner life, struggling with transitions or desiring a deeper relationship with God. A spiritual director is a companion to another on their spiritual journey as the Spirit directs the person to the blessings that God intends for him/her. Ultimately spiritual direction is meant to help a person with his or her relationship with God. The Spirituality Center has a staff of highly qualified spiritual directors.

Supervision of Spiritual Directors

Facilitated peer group supervision as well as individual supervision are available for persons doing spiritual companioning/direction.

For more information or to register for spiritual direction, contact

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Spirituality Center



We Prepare Students for Ministry in Spiritual Direction

An innovative new program that prepares students for the ministry of spiritual direction is now offered by Saint John’s School of Theology•Seminary, Collegeville, Minn., in collaboration with the Spirituality Center at Saint Benedict’s Monastery. This graduate certificate requires two years of part-time study and includes an internship under the guidance of trained supervisors.

Saint Benedict’s teaching, “Listen with the ear of the heart,” inspires the coursework for this certificate, which weaves together the traditional Benedictine practices of  hospitality, stability, continual conversion and reading life as sacred story.

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For more information on the spiritual direction training program, contact Becky Van Ness, Director, or visit www.csbsju.edu/sot