- Online application for Certificate in Spiritual Direction.
- Statement of Intent: In 500 words or less, explain your interest in the certificate program. Describe your background and incorporate two or three experiences that illustrate why you would be a likely candidate for the certificate.
- Unofficial transcripts if former credits earned are to apply to the Certificate in Spiritual Direction.
- Two letters of recommendation attesting to spiritual maturity and psychological balance from people who have known you for a significant period of time.
If possible, one recommendation should come from the spiritual director or mentor and one from someone with whom you are associated, preferably from a church or other religious organization.
For applicants from religious communities: One recommendation should come from a major superior with a statement of sponsorship. (Replaces the letter from a church or other religious organization).
Online Recommendation Form (send the url to your recommenders).
Submit admissions documents to Office of Graduate Admissions, PO Box 7288, Collegeville, MN 56321 or email them to