How to Apply

statue of St. Teresa of Avila

To apply to the program you will need:

  • Apply to Avila Institute School of Spiritual Formation and take the four required courses for the Spiritual Direction Certificate Program
  • Contact Heart of Christ and submit form to obtain approval of the version of the Spiritual Exercises that you plan to complete

Approval form for the Exercises

  • Complete an Application and include a picture of yourself with your application (or email one to us)
  • 2 letters of reference (one from your pastor and one supporting letter, preferably from your spiritual director, if you have one)        
    Note: Letters of reference should be mailed (or emailed) directly to Heart of Christ
  • A separate personal statement expressing your interest in becoming a spiritual director (approximately 100-150 words)
  • $25 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Interview will be scheduled when application and letters have been received

Pay online or mail to Heart of Christ PO Box 341, Ann Arbor, MI 48106.