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Bon Secours Spiritual Direction Institute

November 3, 2019 - November 8, 2019


Sunday, November 3 @ 3pm to Friday, November 8 @ 1pm

Guided By: Kathy Hope Brown and Sr. Bernadette Claps, CBS

Cost: $1,300

**Earlybird special rate: $1,250 if you register before 8/3/19


Intensive Training Program for those Interested in Spiritual Direction

Course Description and Goals:

This is the third group of students within our Introduction to the Practice of Spiritual Direction program. Our first week-long course is an introduction and overview of spiritual direction in the Christian tradition. It is intended to enhance the student’s understanding of the spiritual life, with attention given to beginning to develop the basic skills necessary for this ministry. Classes will involve role-plays, opportunities for students to experience the roles of director and directee, while given supportive feedback.

Course Learning Objectives:

At the end of the course, a student will be able to:

-Have a basic understanding of the spiritual life, its breadth, depth, and language,  in order to understand the context of spiritual direction ministry.

-Examine and understand the core principles of effective spiritual direction, noting the implications for both the director and the directee

-Develop and practice the basic interpersonal skills necessary for the exercise of this ministry, such as active listening, self-disclosure, etc          

To learn more about what is required, please visit the website. Required reading, books and written paper, along with what each day includes is listed. 

The second week-long course in the program is scheduled in the spring, April 26 – May 1, 2020. Then, one additional week-long intensive, October 25-30, 2020 will complete the course of study. Registration for these two sessions will be available soon. A certificate of completion will be awarded upon completion of the entire program, which includes these three week-long sessions and the required course work.

*a commuter option is available*


November 3, 2019
November 8, 2019


Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center
1525 Marriottsville Road
Marriottsville, MD 21104 United States
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