Spiritual Direction Deepening and Renewal

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This time of deepening and renewal is for spiritual directors who have had some formation and wish to continue to deepen. It could also be for seasoned spiritual directors who are seeking renewal and deepening in community. Prayer, study, listening, reflection and shared conversations are ways of engaging with Spirit in our formation.

Purpose: To deepen one’s understanding and capacity as spiritual directors so that we continue to faithfully tend the Holy Spirit in this ministry.


1) Faithfulness to spiritual practice

2) Already accompanying people in spiritual direction

3) Commitment to 8 monthly sessions Friday 7:00pm through Saturday 4:00pm

4) Willingness to engage in readings, peer group, conversations and reflection papers.

5) Participation in a silent directed retreat. Each participant is responsible for scheduling their retreat.


October 14-15, 2022

November 11-12, 2022

December 2-3, 2022

January 13-14, 2023

February 3-4, 2023

March 3-4, 2023

April 14-15, 2023

May 5-6, 2023

June 22-26, 2023 Silent Directed Retreat

Topics: (With partial bibliography)

Deepening in prayer including our understanding of prayer forms, and the spiritual journey as well as deepening in our contemplative practice.
Martin, James, SJ. Learning to Pray: a Guide for Everyone.
Nemeck and Coombs. The Spiritual Journey

Deepening in discernment.
Tetlow, Joseph, SJ. Always Discerning: An Ignatian Spirituality for the New Millennium
Thibadeaux, James. Ignatian Discernment for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral Care: Going Deeper

Deepening in the gift of spiritual direction
Ruffing, Janet, RSM. To Tell the Sacred Tale: Spiritual Direction and Narrative.
Nemeck and Coombs. The Way of Spiritual Direction

Deepening in self knowledge
Liebert, Elizabeth. Changing Life Patterns
Calhoun and Loughrige. Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram

Cost: $2300.00 (Includes $50.00 application fee, program, room, meals, and silent directed retreat)

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