A Seven-Day Wellstreams Silent Directed Retreat Practicum

August 25, 2019 5:00pm - September 1, 2019 Noon
Location: Our Lady of the Pines, Fremont, Ohio 43420 (map)


This certification program 
is designed to equip seasoned spiritual directors to serve as professional retreat directors within a retreat setting.  This Directed Retreat Practicum is a contemplative experience for you, the spiritual director, and is designed to deepen your inner formation and relationship with God and provide you with supervision skills. Throughout the practicum you will be supervised individually by experienced spiritual direction supervisors as well as peer supervision, as you accompany two retreatants.

The practicum consists of: 

  • Directing two retreatants through daily individual meetings of 45-60 minutes in which each retreatant is invited to be present to what is emerging in her/his journey with God

  • One hour of individual supervision each day

  • Two hours of peer group supervision each day

Prerequisites for Practicum Applicants:

  • Graduate of Wellstreams or other Spiritual Direction Training program

  • Have an ongoing spiritual direction practice for a minimum of three years with two or more directees

Have experienced at least two directed retreats of at least six days each as a retreatant

Practicum Application:

Please fill out the Directed Retreat Practicum application and return to Debbie Brenneman (abrenneman@sbcglobal.net)

Comments from a past intern

It was a week of sharpening my skills as a spiritual director and deepening my own relationship with God.  As I sat with my directees I had a clearer sense of God partnering with me and a growing awareness of my own inner movements and areas of unfreedom.  Most of all I savored God’s healing presence through the mysterious art of spiritual direction.”   ~Margot

Cost includes daily spiritual direction, overnight accommodations, and meals.

Cost is $850 if reservation and deposit paid by July 1. After July 1, cost is $900. (Financial assistance available.)  A $100 non-refundable deposit secures your reservation.

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Our Lady of the Pines is nestled in 63 acres of pine forest.  Amenities include labyrinths, a swimming pool, a winding walk through the Stations of the Cross, creative art room, library, and on-sight massage is available per reservation.  Visit Our Lady of the Pines @ www.pinesretreat.org

For additional information please contact Debbie Brenneman (abrenneman@sbcglobal.net)