NOTE: Registration is now closed. Next cohort begins Fall 2023 in Calgary. Registration opens January 1, 2023. Visit this page at the end of summer for details.
FCJ Retreat and Conference Centre: 219 19 Ave SW Calgary, Alberta. T2S 0C8 (FCJ website)
Art of Spiritual Direction is a residency program. All participants will be in residence for the full 21 days of the program.
Dates for the intensives:
Intensive 1: TBA
Intensive 2: TBA
Intensive 3: TBA
Intensive 4: TBA
Applications will open:
Beginning January 1, 2023
- Applicants must receive ongoing regular spiritual direction for at least a year prior to the start of the program.
- Our standard and preferred course prerequisite for Art of Spiritual Direction is the completion of SoulStream’s one year program, Living From the Heart.
An equivalent to Living From the Heart may include the following from Carey Theological College:
- the two year Spiritual Formation certificate plus their course A Deepening Life of Prayer, or
- the two year Spiritual Formation certificate plus SoulStream’s directed study course Contemplative Prayer
We recognize that people interested in our program will come from many different experiences of spiritual formation. If you are seriously interested in the Art of Spiritual Direction and want to know if your experience of spiritual formation could be used as a prerequisite in lieu of Living from the Heart, please refer to the pre-application page. Click here.
The primary lens our team uses to consider applications is a careful review and discernment of suitability and resonance with the heart of our program.
Your application will be complete once SoulStream receives the following items by the June 1, 2023 deadline:
- $75 CDN non-refundable application fee.
- Your online response to the application questions: Registration opens January 1, 2023.
- Two references:
- One online reference from your spiritual director. Forward to your spiritual director (link available January 1, 2023).
- One online reference from another mature Christian, whose walk with God you respect deeply who can speak to your life of faith and your growing interest in spiritual direction. This should not be a close family member. Forward to your reference (link available January 1, 2023).
Program Fees and Payment Schedule
Total Program Costs: TBA
SoulStream recognizes that unforeseen circumstances may arise that may cause participants to withdraw from the cohort. However, the format of the course makes it difficult to fill vacancies left by last minute cancellations and SoulStream faces our own cancellation fees and non-recoverable prepayments. With this in mind, the cancellation policy for Art of Spiritual Direction is:
- Accepted program participants who cancel before September 1, 2023 will be reimbursed 50% of the total course fees plus 10% of the total accommodation fees.
- Accepted program participants who cancel after September 1, 2023 will receive no reimbursement of the total course fees but will receive 10% of the total accommodation fees.
* For options to fit Art of Spiritual Direction into your life financially, see FAQ: Is there financial support available?