Requirements for Certificate of Completion
Prerequisites for Enrollment:
· Minimum of two years of theological or religious coursework
· 1 year of pastoral ministry
· Recommendation from a priest or church leadership
This internship which cover three classes:
· Christian Spiritual Tradition
· Pastoral Counseling & Spiritual Direction
· Systematic Spiritual Theology
Additional Internship Requirements:
· SFRC Internship as Weekend Lay Director
· Attended an 8 day Ignatian Retreat
· Attended a Cursillo Weekend
This is a part-time, non-resident program. The practicum portion of the program is offered both on-site and at the candidate’s parish. This program will be covered over an 18 month period, as three on-site classes. There is one class per 12 week semester which meets once a week.
You must complete 100 practicum hours; which will be divided into fifty 2 hour sessions. You will meet with directees and will journal the experience, which will be reviewed within your small group and the class.
If you will be travelling for class, overnight rooms are usually available and can be arranged ahead of time.
Are you a person who often finds yourself listening to the concerns of others who choose to confide in you? Are you a person interested in spirituality, prayer, and learning more about God’s ways in your life and in the lives of others? If your answer is yes, it may be that God is calling you to explore the ministry of being a spiritual director and to prepare yourself to accompany others on their spiritual journey.
St. Francis Retreat Center is offering an 18 month internship in Spiritual Direction. The program is open to interested women and men, clergy, deacons, religious and laity. This program is flexible enough to fit into a full time professional’s schedule. For further information contact Fr. David Rosenberg, director of St. Francis Retreat Center. Your participation or personal encouragement of another will be appreciated.
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Please apply online if you are interested in our next session.