Following a great start with the Spiritual Direction I: Art of Accompaniment course that took place June 24-28 and various courses and workshops that Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B., and Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., have offered in locations across the country, Saint Vincent Seminary’s Institute for Ministry Formation will offer its first online spiritual formation courses in the upcoming fall 2019 semester. These courses are available to anyone. They will be taught with spiritual direction students specifically in mind and make up a part of the Spiritual Direction program. Successful students will receive a letter of program completion. They are 3 credits and will follow the Saint Vincent academic calendar.

Registration deadline: Aug 23, 2019
Registration will be limited to 15 students per course.

Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B.

TH622 - Principles of Prayer and Catholic Spirituality (taught by Father Boniface Hicks, OSB)
Time: Tuesday evenings 6:30-7:45pm ET (interactive video conference on Zoom) and one pre-recorded lecture (OR optionally tune in live some Friday mornings 8:30-9:45am)
Topics include:

  • Stages of spiritual development - purgative, illuminative and unitive
  • Development in prayer - vocal prayer, meditation, contemplation
  • Personal relationship with three Persons of Trinity
  • Identifying misdirections in prayer and false mysticism

All students must complete an application. Click here to access the application.