Sacred Presence Spiritual Director Formation Program

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)
  • Online Program
  • 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, 2022Opening Retreat
Sept 15Skills Orientation
Sept 22Module #1: Who is Jesus? What does it mean to be human?
Nov 3Module #2: What would Jesus have me do? Discipleship in the Modern World
Christmas Break
Jan 5, 2023Module #3: Healthy Human Development
Feb 16Module #4: Healthy Spiritual Development
Mar 30Module #5: The Function of Spiritual Direction: Discernment
May 18Module #6: Living the Christian Life in the Modern World
June 2023Final project due
June 24, 2023Final Retreat and Ceremony

Basic Requirements

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.