Welcome to Heart of Christ Spiritual Direction
Phase 1 - Avila Institute
Four 6-week online courses through the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation.
- Complete, supervised experience of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
- 30-day or 19th Annotated version
- Exercises must be pre-approved. Contact the Directors of Heart of Christ for more information
Phase 2 - Heart of Christ
- First June session in Ann Arbor
- Fall and Winter semester weekly online classes with Heart of Christ
- Second June session in Ann Arbor
Is Spiritual Direction for You?
“Behold this Heart which has so loved men that It spared nothing”
The heart of Christ is always beckoning us to come and work “for the fields are ripe for the harvest.” If you are feeling a particular call on your life from the Lord to accompany others on their spiritual journey, consider exploring this program.
Vatican II proclaimed a universal call to holiness. Pope John Paul II, in his encyclical entitled Novo Millenio Ineunte, called all parishes to become schools of prayer. He challenged us to Duc in Altum – “put out into the deep”. In it he called for a New Evangelization.
Dan Burke - Navigating the Interior Life
"God has chosen to use human instruments to shape, mold, and bring us closer to him. This is because it can be very dangerous to direct oneself; the devil lurks in that ‘blind spot’ and waits to attack; others can see our faults and weaknesses better than we can, and a good director can tell us what’s hiding in our ‘blind spot’."