Spiritual Direction Training

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‘Siloam’:  Full-time or Part-time Program
for the Formation of Spiritual Directors
~ Online and in person ~
1 Year Full-time (Feb-Nov 2022), or 2 Years Part-time (Feb-Nov 2022 & 2023)
Heart of Life Centre for Spiritual & Pastoral Formation extends an invitation to candidates from Australia and around the world to undertake the internationally-renowned Siloam Program for the Formation of Spiritual Directors.

This journey of contemplative discernment, following the way of the heart, can be undertaken in one year full-time, or two years part-time (Mondays, 8.45am-4.30pm). The program is open to women and men of varying faith and cultural traditions, who are drawn to listen deeply to their own hearts and the hearts of others, and seek to discern whether they may be called to the ministry of spiritual direction.

The Siloam learning process entails a discerning, contemplative approach to personal and spiritual growth. It offers participants a combination of seminars and supervised practice, enabling them to become competent and experienced spiritual directors. One of our current students, Khoi Nguyen msc, shares his Siloam journey briefly in this short video.

For those applicants who meet the ‘previous Degree’ criteria, Siloam may be studied as a Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Direction through Yarra Theological Union / University of Divinity. Fee-Help is available to qualifying Australian citizens. The Siloam program is recognised by the Australian Ecumenical Council for Spiritual Direction (AECSD) as complying with, and fulfilling, AECSD’s Contemplatively Forming Tomorrow’s Spiritual Directors: Formation Guidelines for Spiritual Directors in Australia.
  Come to our Siloam Taster Session – Online or in person
Saturday 14 August 2021, 9.30am-11am

Register here
Now in its 43rd year, we are proud that Heart of Life’s Siloam Program is the longest-running spiritual direction program in Australia.

Please click here to access the Siloam brochure and application form on our website.

Heart of Life has a range of formation programs in 2022.
We encourage applications at the earliest opportunity
as places are limited
An interview forms part of the application process.

For more information, please contact Heart of Life by
email info@heartoflife.melbourne or tel (03) 9890 1101.
Our mailing address is:
Heart of Life Centre for Spiritual & Pastoral Formation
Rear 41 Stanhope Street, Malvern Victoria 3144
Tel:  (+61 3) 9890 1101
Web:  heartoflife.melbourne