Spiritual Direction Formation Program

The Archdiocese of Adelaide Spiritual Directors Formation Program is a two-year program underpinned by Ignatian Spirituality. We believe that spiritual direction is a vocation. Consequently, this program is designed to help individuals who are feeling drawn to the ministry of spiritual direction to explore their desire and abilities for this ministry and to discern if God is calling them to this ministry.

For more detail please read the Program Outline Handbook below.


Time commitment – participants are required to attend

  • weekly sessions of 3.5 hours during Semester periods
  • supervision 1 hour per fortnight
  • 2 hours per week for practice of giving spiritual direction
  • a bi-annual retreat


Program Outline Handbook 2021/2022

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The program structure, requirements and processes along with the Formation Team are all outlined in the handbook below.

The booklet also contains an application form, with requirements and process details. You can also apply online, see below.

For more information please email Val De Brenni or Judy Backstrom at the Spiritual Direction office.



 2021-2022 Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide program outline.pdf