This course will train mature students in the art and science of spiritual mentoring through the supervised practice of spiritual direction. Students will provide weekly sessions of spiritual direction to three to four directees as well as receive weekly supervision from the professor. Through this experience, both students and supervisor(s) will continue to learn about the persons, process and practice of guiding fellow pilgrims deeper in their love for God, others and self.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
- identify character attributes of a spiritual director in their own lives;
- formulate key assumptions and essentials about the process of spiritual direction;
identify and develop skills pertinent to the practice of spiritual direction.
Prerequisites and Stipulations
- the successful completion of at least four (4) courses in Spiritual Formation
- an interview process by the end of May of the preceding year. Final acceptance will be considered by the practicum committee.
Enrollment will be limited to a maximum of 6 students per section.
The two courses (SPIR 0710 & 0711) run consecutively from September to May; students must register for both courses. For further information on course specifics and deadlines, please review the: