Spiritual Direction Formation Program 2019-2020
Facilitators: Bishop Gerald Wiesner, OMI, Gisele Bauche and Dianne Mantyka
Dates: January 2019 – July 2020 (see specific dates below)
Cost: $5,800.00 - This includes room and board and tuition.
Payments are to be made to Queen’s House and are due as follows:
$1,000.00 by the beginning of the program (Jan 17, 2019)
$1,200.00 by the end of each quarter
Amounts due: Jun 14, 2019; Oct 18, 2019; Feb 7, 2020; Jun 12, 2020
The Goal of the Program is to prepare mature adult Christians in the ministry of Spiritual Direction, mentoring, and prayer companioning of leaders and laity in parishes and congregations, ministries and vocations.
The experiential nature of the Spiritual Direction Formation Program (SDFP) distinguishes it from strictly academic programs. Respecting the individuality and life experience of each participant, the SDFP anticipates that each person will gain knowledge and skills for ministry while also integrating all learning into his/her own self-awareness and spiritual journey.
The following program content will be presented both as concepts and as experiences of personal growth and transformation for each participant:
• A Study of the Traditional Spiritual Masters
• Spiritual Formation
• Prayer, Discernment, Contemplation
• Self-Awareness and Personal Growth
• Biblical Spirituality
• The Spirituality of Various Traditions
• The Art of Spiritual Direction
Duration and Weekend Schedule
The program is comprised of 19 weekends, over 19 consecutive months from January 17, 2019 – July 4, 2020.
Most weekends will begin on Friday evenings, 6:30 p.m., and end by 9:00 p.m. on Saturday evenings. The first session is an Extended Weekend Opening Retreat and begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday January 17, 2019. A Six-Day Silent Ignatian Retreat practicum takes place August 25-30, 2019.
During each weekend, along with input on a topic, there will be opportunity for processing and developing self-awareness by way of individual reflection, journaling, supervision, and sharing in small groups as well as with the larger group. There will be supervised experiences of Spiritual Direction in quads, and through a one year practicum within the program of seeing two directees monthly.
Application Deadline: August 31, 2018
For a copy of the application form please contact:
Dianne Mantyka, firstname.lastname@example.org, 306-514-2193
For more information please contact
Dianne Mantyka, email@example.com
or Gisele Bauche, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-requisites for this Program
The following pre-requites are required in order to be considered as a participant for the SDFP:
• You are seeing a Spiritual Director regularly
• You have attended a workshop on the enneagram or have a good understanding of this tool ("An Introduction to the Enneagram" is being offered Saturday October 13 at Queen’s House)
And one of the following:
• Participate in a 6-8 day silent retreat prior to taking this program (a "7-day Silent Directed Retreat" is being offered June 29-July 5 at Queen’s House)
• Participate in the 19th Annotation or a 30-day Ignatian Retreat
• You are a graduate from Soul Stream’s Living from the Heart program or the Jubilee Phase 1 program, or equivalent
Related upcoming opportunities at Queen’s House:
Silent Directed Retreat
Friday June 29, 4:00 p.m. - Thursday July 5, 2:30 p.m.
With Dianne Mantyka, M. Div. and Bishop Gerry Wiesner, OMI - $995 (live-in only)
To register contact Dianne Mantyka, 306-514-2193 - email@example.com
An Introduction to the Enneagram
Saturday October 13, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
With Sarah Donnelly, M. Div. - $55, includes lunch
To register call Queen’s House: 306-242-1916
Spiritual Direction Formation Program
Dates and Tentative Schedule
Jan17-19: Extended Weekend Orientation Retreat
Feb 8-9: Prayer and Discernment
Mar 8-9: Mystical Masters and Contemplative Prayer
Apr 12-13: Faith Stages in the Spiritual Journey
May 24-25: Eco Spirituality and the Cosmos
Jun 14-15: St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross: Guides for the Spiritual Journey
Jul 5-6: Biblical Spirituality; Spirituality of the Psalms
Aug 25-30: Six Day Silent Ignatian Retreat Practicum
Sep 20-21: Art as Spiritual Expression
Oct 18-19: Dreams: Listen to the Holy Unconscious
Nov 15-16: Spiritual Formation through Grief and Loss
Dec 13-14: Spirituality/Psychology: Intimacy/Sexuality
Jan 24-25: BioSpiritual Focusing
Feb 7-8: Twelve Step Spirituality/Codependency
Mar 13-14: Ignatian Spirituality
Apr 17-18: Ecumenism: Opening Spiritual Doors
May 22-23: First Nations Spirituality
Jun 12-13: Social Justice and Spirituality
Jul 3-4: Summary and Graduation
The Spiritual Direction Formation Program Directors
Bishop Gerald Wiesner, OMI, Gisele Bauche and Dianne Mantyka are the Directors of the Spiritual Direction Formation Program.
Their life experience, and ecumenical background in Theology, Biblical Studies, Spirituality and Prayer, along with their years of experience in Ministry, Mission, and Spiritual Formation, will help participants meet the goal of the Program.