Quotes

"From the moment I stepped out of my car, I felt immersed in the peace that is the Cenacle. I wasn't sure what I was looking for but now I understand it was just being able to set aside my daily baggage and just be. I expected peace and quiet but didn't realize how encompassing it would be for body, mind and spirit, the Spiritual Direction, Massage, Art Cove, Liturgical Services, the food, and the great hospitality."

- M.G.P

Spiritual Direction Institute

Overview

The Cenacle Retreat House offers a three-year ecumenical formation program for Spiritual Directors/Companions designed for those who want to acquire the skills to develop a framework of understanding and a competency in fostering spiritual growth in others. The program is interdisciplinary, experiential and process oriented. Each course is developed and given by faculty providing professional and theological input. Using the shared Christian praxis method where applicable, participants will be helped to integrate the new content with their own experience. 

Those who satisfactorily complete the program will receive a certificate of completion of the Program of Formation for Spiritual Directors/Companions. 

Who is the Spiritual Direction Institute designed for?

The Spiritual Direction Institute is open to Men and Women, Clergy, Religious, and Laity who are in Christian Ministry in parishes, schools, retreat centers, and so forth.

Tuition

Application Fee: $20.00 (Non-refundable)
$500 per semester of which at least half could come from the sponsoring community

Program Description & Requirements

Download the brochure below for a full description of the three-year program and course themes as well as admission and program requirements.

Spiritual Direction Institute Brochure 
Contact agogginrc@gmail.com to obtain an application or call us at 281.497.3131

Meeting Location for SDI 

All Classes will be meeting at Cenacle on Memorial, Education building on the Memorial Drive Lutheran Church campus, located at 12211 Memorial Dr. Houston, TX 77024.  

SDI Year 1
Classes start September 28th and taking applications!

SDI Year 2
Classes start September 18th

SDI Year 3
Classes start September 14th