Spiritual Direction Formation Program

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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 information session on Thursday, March 2, 2023 (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 programs@cranaleith.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 current cohort are now closed. Application process for the next cohort will be available in February 2025.

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