Mercy Center



An Internship for the Formation of Spiritual Directors


Interested in our Art and Practice Flow program?  Our next cohort  of spiritual direction formation will begin in mid 2020.


Dates, costs and all information about the application process (including when the application period will open) will be posted on this page later in Spring 2019.


Reminder – you must have been in individual spiritual direction for at least 2 years before the beginning of the next AP Flow program.


The next series of Sacred Journey begins in September 2019, and completion of that program is required for application to Art and Practice cohort.


Learn more about the Sacred Journey program.

Program Admissions Criteria

These minimum requirements are essential to begin the application process.

Completion of Sacred Journey or an equivalent contemplative spiritual formation program.

Currently in direction, will be in ongoing spiritual direction for at least two years at application.

An active prayer practice and participation in a faith community.

Educational background includes some study of scripture, contemporary theology, spirituality, or psychology that supports a ministry of spiritual direction.

Applicants must have access to the Internet and ability to use online communications.


Program Requirements, Reflection and FAQ

This program is a practicum. A significant amount of mentored work beyond the program sessions is required, including papers, reading assignments, supervision and spiritual direction.

Interns must evidence a commitment to complete all tasks and assignments; and must have enough space in current life obligations to meet these requirements.

By Session 2, interns must find 3 directees and start seeing those directees. Immediately after Session 2, interns must begin supervision with an assigned supervisor.

Each intern must complete a total of 30 direction meetings and 10 individual supervision meetings.

Download and read Reflection on Formation prayerfully. You must read before applying.

Download and read Art & Practice Flow FAQ thoroughly. You must read before applying.


Contact for Further Information

For further information, contact