Mercy Center





Program Update

Dear Friends:

We continue to respond to the needs of formation in these times, and this means that we are revising some elements for the next cohort of Art and Practice. We remain committed to deep inner work, practice and the call of this ministry. Applications, session dates and more information will be available after March 10.

The application period is March 10 - April 30, 2018. Applications must be complete to be reviewed. Applicants will be notified of their status by May 4. We will be happy to answer questions during that time.

Suzanne Buckley
Director, Mercy Center Burlingame
650 373-4516


Program Dates and Costs

Detailed information about dates and costs will be posted soon.

Program Admissions Period

Application Period: March 10 - May 10, 2018.

The online application will be opened on March 10, 2018.

Return to this page on March 10 to go to the application.

Admissions Criteria

Please review these criteria. Each session, we have more applicants that we can admit for the Art and Practice program. These minimum requirements are essential to begin the application process.

You have completed Sacred Journey or an equivalent contemplative spiritual formation program. You are currently in direction, and will be in ongoing spiritual direction for at least two years by August 2018. You have an active prayer practice and participation in a faith community.

Your educational background includes some study of scripture, contemporary theology, spirituality, or psychology that supports a ministry of spiritual direction. You can access the Internet and comfortably use email and websites for program communications.

You have reviewed the 2018/2019 and 2019/20 schedules of intensive sessions and are able to attend ALL sessions. There is enough spaciousness in your current life and commitments that you can be fully present to program work and interior processes.

You have read and reflected on the Reflection on Spiritual Director's Formation (linked below) and feel that it describes you. You have a conviction that you meet all the criteria described above.


Reflection on Spiritual Director's Formation

Read the Reflection prayerfully. You must read before applying.


Reflection on Formation


Contact for Further Information

For further information, | Phone: 650-340-7495