The Diocese of Alexandria will partner with the Archdiocese of New Orleans Spirituality Center Formation Program to offer a Spiritual Director certification for those interested in this ministry. This program is a two-year Spiritual Director Internship that is based on the Spiritual Exercise of St. Ignatius of Loyola.  Classes are one day per month and available during either weekdays or weekends.  There will be an

Good Spiritual Directors are those men and women who have a special gift and are trained to guide the People of God on their faith journey.  The Diocese of Alexandria is in great need of Spiritual Directors. 

Informational Meeting
Saturday, April 7, 2018
10 a.m. - noon
St. Joseph Catholic Center
4400 Coliseum Blvd  •  Alexandria

There is an application process with prerequisite requirements and a fee for the program.  Prerequisites include:
    •  A life of prayer
    •  A member in good standing within “one’s” church
    •  Have the Gift of Discernment
    •  Personal experience of Ongoing Spiritual Direction
    •  Attend a directed retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
    •  Make one of two Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius: “30-Day Retreat” or “19th Annotation”
    •  Have adequate Theological Background (Bachelor’s in Catholic Theology or a certified catechist or
         completion of the formation program for the permanent diaconate…)
    •  Have a present or future ministry which includes some form of Spiritual Direction
    •  Ability to attend all aspects of the program and to do the required study.
    •  Fee is $2,000 for the two-year program (fee does not include textbooks or housing if it is required)

To register for the informational session on April 7, please contact
Deacon Richard Mitchell
(318) 445-6424, ext. 206