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SDLP Admission Requirements

 Persons applying to the Pneuma Spiritual Direction & Leadership Program Should have:

  • ordinarily, a bachelor's degree or equivalent life experience;
  • some biblical and theological background;
  • completed the full Ignatian Spiritual Exercises (either in the 30-day format or in the extended everyday life format) or preparing to begin them in the Fall of 2020;
  • received ongoing spiritual direction for nine consecutive months;
  • a demonstrated capacity for self awareness and critical reflection on the interaction of faith with one's life and ministry;
  • support of one's faith community and indications of being called by others to this ministry;
  • experienced a silent, directed retreat of at least three days (this requirement can be fulfilled while in the program and is required for the certificate); and, 
  • a willingness to engage in vocational discernment. 

​​​​​SDLP Application Process

Applicants to the Pneuma SDL Program can download the following:

​In addition, applicants provide copies of transcripts from all academic institutions and include a written personal narrative with their application form. 

When all materials have been received, the Pneuma SDLP Admissions Committee will evaluate applications and select applicants for interviews with the Admissions Committee. After all materials have been reviewed by the Admissions Committee and completion of the interview, applicants will be notified of the decision regarding the disposition of their applications.

Early application is highly recommended.