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Certificate in Spiritual Formation & Direction



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As of Fall 2017, Neumann University is no longer accepting applications to our Certificate Programs in Spiritual Formation and Direction (SFD), including the 24-credit Certificate in Spiritual Formation and Direction and the 15-credit Certificate of Advanced Study in Spiritual Formation & Direction Supervision (CAS). The SFD program will close in May 2018, when our current cohort of students completes their studies.


If you are one of the many graduates, supervisors or faculty members who have participated in our Spiritual Formation and Direction programs over the years, please watch for coming information on a celebration of the contributions of this program, tentatively planned for spring 2018.

Spiritual Directors International



Neumann Institute for Franciscan Studies


Franciscan Spiritual Center, Aston, PA


The Franciscan Institute


Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality
Journal:  SPIRITUS


The American Academy of Religion
Journal of the American Academy of Religion


The Society of Biblical Literature
Journal:  JSTOR


Thirsty for God: A Brief History of Christian Spirituality
Bradley P. Holt (2005)


A Brief History of Spirituality
Philip Sheldrake (2006)


The Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality
Editor:  Arthur Holt (2005)


The New Westminster Dictionary of Christian Spirituality
Editor:  Philip Sheldrake (2005)


Tending the Holy: Spiritual Direction Across Traditions
Norene Vest (2003)


For more information, please call the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at 610-361-5208 or (800) 9-NEUMANN, ext. 5208, or feel free to e-mail us at


One Neumann Drive Aston, PA 19014-1298 Phone: 610-459-0905 or 800.9.NEUMANN

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