“The Spiritual Direction Formation Program at Cranaleith has ignited the light which connects my spirit with God. This journey has not only allowed me to quench the thirst to know my true self, but to also connect to humanity through shared experiences of others as they discern a deeper presence in their lives.”
Spiritual Direction Formation Program
What is the Spiritual Direction Formation Program?
Drawing from the rich wellspring of the contemplative tradition and the charism of mercy, this two-year certificate program nurtures and supports those who wish to deepen their own spirituality and discern spiritual companionship with others. This process includes a particular (but not exclusive) focus on the art of spiritual accompaniment with those on the margins of society. The curriculum is presented as a hybrid of virtual lessons and onsite retreats at Cranaleith Spiritual Center in Philadelphia, PA.
Who are the program participants?
Our program participants are those who are discerning the call to accompany others on their spiritual journeys. While many graduates go on to serve as spiritual directors, others apply the skills they acquire in the fields of church ministry, education, healthcare, social work and more. People from all faith traditions are welcome!
Is this program right for me?
Come and see! Register for our free information session on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 2:00pm (EST) (REGISTER ABOVE)! During the live Zoom meeting, you will meet the coordinating team and learn more about the program structure and curriculum. Be sure to read the brochure ahead of time and bring your questions!
I am ready to apply. What should I do next?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application. You can also call us at 215-936-6206 ext. 102. We look forward to hearing from you! Applications for the 2021-2023 cohort are due on April 19, 2021.
“Since finishing the spiritual direction formation program I’ve been much more attuned to the movement of the Holy Spirit in my daily life and in my work. As a high school minister, I am better able to listen deeply to the needs of my students and our school community.”
“There are three things the poor prize more highly than gold, tho’ they cost the donor nothing; among these are the kind word, the gentle, compassionate look and the patient hearing of their sorrows.”