Spiritual Direction

School of Spiritual Direction

The Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma‚Äôs School of Ministry is pleased to announce the formation of its newest offering - the School of Spiritual Direction under the leadership of Canon Susan Joplin of St. Paul's Cathedral in Downtown Oklahoma City (Canon Susan Bio HERE). The School of Spiritual Direction hosts a 5-term curriculum that begins January 2021 and goes through  December 2022.  Students meet one Saturday a month during each term to meet with their cohort and instructors. After finishing the program, students will earn a proof of completion from the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma.

The Mission and Purpose of the School of Spiritual Direction In the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma is to enlarge the Love of Christ through training Spiritual Directors to help souls in their unfolding spiritual journeys; to bring forth the spiritual gifts of each student to more fully live into their unique and individual callings; and to promote wellness & wholeness for clergy and lay leaders partly through development of a collegiality based on common purpose; and to broaden the pastoral ministry of the Diocese of Oklahoma by providing tools for deep listening and offering healthy spiritual companionship to the world.

Requirements to be considered for the program include meeting regularly with a Spiritual Director, joining an 8-month Ignatian Exercises group, and experience with Daily Lectio/Centering prayer discipline based on Sacred Space or the Book of Common Prayer. This group begins September 2021 and will be available to attend in person and online.

The 2021-22 Spiritual Direction Cohort is full. Applications for the 2023 Cohort are due May 31, 2022.  There will not be a 2022 Cohort. For more information on the curriculum and program flow click the button below or email Canon Joplin at spiritualdirection@epiok.org.

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924 N. Robinson I Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 232-4820

Hours: 9 am to 5 pm CST