School Registration Process

Thank you for your interest in our School of Spiritual Direction!

The application process begins with contacting the Houston Campus by email (preferred) or by phone.  Please contact Gina Waters at [email protected] to begin the application process.  Although a phone interview may suffice, a Skype or FaceTime interview is preferred. The initial interview is necessary prior to receiving your application package. Because of the increased number of applicants, we suggest that you apply for the program 18 months in advance. Currently, there is an 18 months to 2 years waiting list, but earlier admission is usually possible. A completed online application includes the following documentation and must be received in its entirety before you may be scheduled for a school session; this includes

  • A completed application form
  • Currently in Spiritual Direction
  • A completed application form
  • Two letters of recommendation:
    • One from your pastor (or Superior of your Religious Community)
    • One from your Spiritual Director
  • A non- refundable application fee of $150.00
  • Personal interview via FaceTime/Skype (preferred) or by phone

The Spiritual Direction Program consists of three annual sessions, with requirements to be met in between each session.

Please note that each potential student’s application request will be reviewed by the admission committee. The committee will consider the applicant’s interview, letters of recommendation, and personal statement before making a decision for acceptance or non-acceptance. A letter will be sent to the applicant stating the review committee’s decision.

If accepted, the applicant will receive a letter of confirmation and the date of the first session he/she may enter. Once accepted into the program, the student candidate remains on probationary status, for ongoing evaluation of readiness and response to the call to be a spiritual director.

We would be happy to answer any further questions by email. Please contact us. We are here to serve you and your desire to grow and to help others grow in the Lord.

Currently our host facility for the Houston Program is conducted on the campus of the University of St. Thomas. Founded by the Basilian Fathers, the University of St. Thomas is committed to the Catholic intellectual tradition and dialogue between faith and reason. See more about the Catholic Identity of the University of St. Thomas.

If you are interested in applying for the Clearwater, Fl campus, please contact their website.

We would be happy to answer any further questions by email or by phone.  Please contact us.  We are here to serve you and your desire to grow and to help others grow in the Lord.

Fee Structure

Currently, the Houston facility program fee is $1,950.00 per session. Fees may vary for future sessions. Price includes tuition, room and board, books and supplies. per session (June 2017 tuition). Price includes room and board books and supplies.