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SACRED JOURNEY

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SACRED JOURNEY 2018-2019

Application period is open. Please read all materials carefully before applying. Limited spaces are available, please apply soon. The application period will close when the program is full.

Deadline for applications is Wednesday, August 15, 2018. First session takes place on September 6.

 

A Foundational Year in Contemplative Christian Spirituality

Whether you are currently engaged in some form of pastoral ministry, chaplaincy, deaconate, hospice, parish work, spiritual direction or other lay ministry, or just wondering what God has in store for you — this course is an opportunity to deepen your spiritual life.

If you have a desire to experience contemplative processes and a longing for a deeper relationship with God, this is the program for you. You must be willing to be challenged in the area of personal growth and be able to complete all required assignments.

Many people participate in Sacred Journey with the idea of future formation as a spiritual director. The ministry of spiritual direction is a call that is discerned over a period of prayer, affirmed by accompaniment of others on their spiritual journey, and evidenced by integration and service in a faith community and a contemplative stance toward life. It is a call that is the fruit of deep inner work. Many who complete Sacred Journey move into other areas of vocation, enriched by the course experience itself, using the gifts of the program in other ways.

 

Attendance and Further Information

Attendance at all sessions is necessary. The staff puts a very high priority on attendance for the sake of the integrity of the program. If you know you will be unable to attend the first session, please defer your application to another year.

While Sacred Journey is required for most people applying to the spiritual direction formation program at Mercy Center, completion of Sacred Journey does not assure acceptance into our formation program, but is only one of the elements considered in the application process.

 

Dates

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2018  

September 6

Thursday 4:00 - 8:00 pm

October 18

Thursday 4:00 - 8:00 pm

November 15

Thursday 4:00 - 8:00 pm

December 6

Thursday 4:00 - 8:00 pm

   
2019  

January 17

Thursday 4:00 - 8:00 pm

February 14

Thursday 4:00 - 8:00 pm

March 7

Thursday 4:00 - 8:00 pm

April 11

Thursday 4:00 - 8:00 pm

May 16

Thursday 4:00 - 8:00 pm

 

For the October-April meetings there is an optional book group from 3:00-3:45 pm.

Brochure

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Click on the icon or link below, to view and print out the program brochure.

If dates or other program details are changed, this brochure will be revised.

Print Read the Sacred Journey Brochure

 

Payment and Refunds

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Fee for the program is $1,000, not including the $50 registration fee.

Please read the Refund Policy before you submit your application.

Print Read the Sacred Journey Refund Policy

 

Application Fee

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Click the icon or link below, to pay the application fee (M/C or Visa only).

 

Secure application payment

Please pay the application fee before filling out the online application.

After you pay the application fee, do not make any further payments.

 

Online Application

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Click the icon or link below, to complete the online application.

 

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Application Deadline: Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 6:00 pm PDT.

 

Contact

Mercy Center staff will contact you regarding acceptance into the program.

For further information, contact Brittany Soracco.

Phone: 650-340-7495 | Email: bsoracco@mercywmw.org