The content of THE EMMAUS PROGRAM constitutes a comprehensive study of the mystery and dynamics of the contemplative dimension inherent in all spiritual direction - no matter what the vocation or lifestyle of the person.

The Emmaus Program:   

  • will explore in-depth the theology of spiritual direction.
  • will share insights  from Scripture, the desert abbas and ammas, the mystical traditions of the Church, and significant spiritual masters: John of the Cross, Thomas Merton, Thomas Keating, Nemeck and Coombs (Texas) etc.
  • will offer substantial guidance in meeting the needs of persons today.
  • will require candidates to prepare and present one seminar topic.  
  • will grant a certificate at the commissioning ritual upon completion of Year Two of the Program.  
  • we all follow the Code of Ethics for Spiritual Directors. 
  • all spiritual directors sign a confidentiality agreement.     


Fee:  $500.00 for Year One     

         $500.00 for Year Two


Textbook:  The Way of Spiritual Direction by Francis Kelly Nemeck OMI and Marie Theresa Coombs, hermit. Lebh Shomea House of Prayer, Sarita, Texas. USA.