"I get glimpses of God through other people's experiences."

- Sister Alice Weckerle, r.c.

Spiritual Direction Institute


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.


Application Fee: $20.00 (Non-refundable)
$575 per semester of which at least half could come from the sponsoring community.                        2 semesters in a year 

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  17th 2019 

SDI Year 2
Classes start September 13th 2019

SDI Year 3
Classes start September 10th 2019