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45 South West Street, Carlisle PA 17013

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The Center For Spiritual Formation, Inc.

45 S. West Street, Carlisle, PA 17013

717-240-0678    email:

Program Coordinator: Cynthia Willis


Registrar: Russell M. Hart


Location: Orchard Hill

Rt. 17 at Orchard Way

Millerstown PA 17062


Cost: $1200/year for 2 years + $30 application fee

payable quarterly


CEUs: 11/year


(We usually meet on the 2nd weekend of each month, excluding July)

The Ministry of Spiritual Direction is a two year training course which assists clergy and laity to sharpen their listening skills, clarify their graces, and  acquire the disciplines essentials for caring for souls in love.


Year One focuses on the history, traditions & models, Biblical roots and theological foundations of Spiritual Direction. It stresses the differences between psychological counseling and Spiritual Direction, and demonstrating a contemplative approach to God.


Year Two focuses on the actual practice of Spiritual Direction: developing listening and assessment skills; becoming familiar with displacement and projection; transference and counter-transference; acquiring a working knowledge of the life-stages of faith development; cultivating an increased awareness of the power of prayer and healing; and learning the importance of supervision.


The Ministry of Spiritual Direction will:  

 ~      provide basic instruction in sensitivity toward and insight into the workings of the Holy Spirit;

 ~      advocate the need for a greater connectednesss between the inner life of the spirit and the outer life of    

         faithfulness to the Spirit's direction;

 ~      facilitate a deepening prayer life and greater contentment with silence and solitude;

 ~      equip trainees to deal with strong emotions and maintain relationships over time;

 ~      requre trainees to undergo Spiritual Direction and aid them in accepting personal weaknesses as the

         basis for compassion.


Download the CORRECTED 2018-19 Schedule HERE.


Commitment: One weekend a month except July, Friday, 6:30-Saturday, 4:00 beginning in September.


Cost: $1200 per year, plus $30 application fee, payable in quarterly payments. In past years, some conference funds have been available.    
















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