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What You Need to Know

Go deeper into the life of the Spirit and learn to support the same attention to God in others through the 10-credit Spiritual Direction Intensive Program.

Curriculum for the 2017-18 Academic Year

Semester                                   Credits
Summer 2017
SEFS800  Intro to Spiritual Direction*
Tuesdays 2-4pm  6/6, 13, 20, 27, 7/18, 8/1 (2-5pm)
1 credit
Fall 2017
SEFS712  Discernment*
Thursdays 2-4pm 8/28-12/14/17
2 credits
  SEFS822  Spiritual Direction 2: Art, Practice, Supervision*
Thursdays 5-7:30pm  8/31,10/19, 11/9, 12/7
3 credits
  Wisdom School Retreat Residency
Monday 9/25 6pm—Thursday 9/28 4pm
Spring 2018
SEFS722  Group Spiritual Direction 2*
Thursdays 1-3pm  1/29-5/8/18
2 credits
  SEFS823  Spiritual Direction 3: Art, Practice, Supervision*
Thursdays 4-6:30pm  (1 mtg/month, dates TBD)
2 credits
  Wisdom School Retreat Residency
Monday 2/12 6pm—Thursday 2/15 4pm
TOTAL CREDITS   10 credits

* Distance students will join the class via Zoom.

Wisdom School Retreats

The Spiritual Direction Intensive Program integrates Moravian’s unique charism of inclusivity and community within a deep contemplative stream and the pedagogy of a Wisdom School.  In addition to five required courses, the curriculum includes two 3-day retreat learning residencies (Fall and Spring). Both Wisdom School residencies will be held at St Francis Center for Renewal in Bethlehem, PA.  
  Fall 2017: Monday, September 25 6pm through Thursday, September 28  4pm
  Spring 2018:  Monday, February 12 6pm through Thursday, February 15 4pm
The two retreat residencies will be conducted in a Wisdom School format, with times of Centering Prayer and Body Movement interspersed with teaching and practice work, creating a Benedictine Rhythm of “ora et labora,” prayer and work. The additional cost for room and board ($300/each) will be billed separately.

Giving Direction and Receiving Supervision

The Spiritual Direction Intensive Program includes both peer and individual supervision sessions. Students will meet with 2-5 directees (pro bono) and will receive individual supervision with one of our approved supervisors (five 1-hour sessions each semester). The cost for individual supervision is included in the tuition. Peer supervision will take place during the group class times.

Distance Students

Students taking this program at a distance will join local students for class times using Zoom, a web-based meeting platform. Students may meet with directees in their own geographical area and will meet by Zoom with an approved supervisor at mutually-agreeable times. Distance students are required to attend on site the two Wisdom Retreats. Arrangements and travel costs to the retreats are the responsibility of the student.