Spiritual Direction Certificate Program DMU

Spiritual Direction Certificate Program DMU A Catholic Christian online training program for future spiritual directors
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Transform lives with Divine Mercy University's Spiritual Direction Certificate Program. Gain the knowledge, skills, and ...
06/20/2024

Transform lives with Divine Mercy University's Spiritual Direction Certificate Program. Gain the knowledge, skills, and supervision needed to become a compassionate and Christ-centered spiritual director. Start your journey towards guiding others in faith today. Visit our Website to Learn More!

๐ŸŒฟ Learning to Listen ๐ŸŒฟโ€œSpeak Lord, for your servant is listeningโ€ Learning to truly listen to God is an important part o...
06/08/2024

๐ŸŒฟ Learning to Listen ๐ŸŒฟ

โ€œSpeak Lord, for your servant is listeningโ€

Learning to truly listen to God is an important part of our spiritual journey. Jesus tells us to "take care of what you hear" (Mk 4:24, Lk 8:18). Spiritual direction can help us discern what Godโ€™s voice is telling us.

In life, weโ€™re surrounded by noise. Jesus calls us into silence, and to allow His Word to take root in our hearts. In this silence, we may learn what God is calling us to do, and accept that path with joy. Mary is a great example of this as she says โ€œMay it be done to me according to your wordโ€ (Lk. 1:38).

Spiritual direction helps us create the silence needed to hear God, guiding us to listen with openness and expectation.

Learn more about spiritual direction on our website.






Then he took a cup,gave thanks,and gave it to themand they all drank from it.
06/05/2024

Then he took a cup,

gave thanks,

and gave it to them

and they all drank from it.






Celebrating the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, honoring the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. This feast celebrates Jesu...
06/02/2024

Celebrating the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, honoring the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. This feast celebrates Jesus' Real Presence in the Eucharist through transubstantiation. "This is My Body," "This is the chalice of My Blood," โ€œDo this in remembrance of Me.โ€ โœจ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ

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This is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many. Amen, I say to you, I shall not drink again the fruit of ...
05/31/2024

This is my blood of the covenant,

which will be shed for many.

Amen, I say to you, I shall not drink again the fruit of the vine until the day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.






๐ŸŒŸ Spiritual Direction & Therapy: The Glory of God is the Human Person Fully Alive ๐ŸŒŸWhat does it mean to be fully alive? ...
05/29/2024

๐ŸŒŸ Spiritual Direction & Therapy: The Glory of God is the Human Person Fully Alive ๐ŸŒŸ

What does it mean to be fully alive? ๐ŸŒฟ

Though distinct, both spiritual direction and therapy help us grow into who we're meant to be. Therapy focuses on healthy human functioning, while spiritual direction delves into our relationship with God.

"The glory of God is the human person fully alive." - St. Irenaeus

Created in God's image, we're fundamentally good, even amidst our brokenness. Through Christโ€™s Redemption, our suffering and imperfections can be transformed, bringing hope and wholeness. ๐ŸŒฑ

The Journey to Wholeness ๐ŸŒŸ

Becoming whole is a lifelong journey, beginning now and continuing into eternity. Our experiences and how we relate to God shape us.

Spiritual direction helps uncover the meaning of our experiences in Godโ€™s story. Therapy aids in healing our human functioning, creating a synergy between the two.

Therapy & Spiritual Direction ๐ŸŒธ

Therapy heals our capacity for relationships, often touching on life's deeper questions. Spiritual direction focuses on our relationship with God, exploring the deepest parts of our hearts, where only God can enter.

By supporting each other, therapy and spiritual direction help us heal and grow, fostering a healthier, more complete life. ๐ŸŒฟ

Interested in guiding others on their spiritual journey? Learn more about the Spiritual Direction Certification Program at Divine Mercy University. Head to our website to learn more!๐ŸŒŸ

Where do you feel the presence of Jesus? Is it in the quiet moments of prayer, in the love shared with family and friend...
05/26/2024

Where do you feel the presence of Jesus? Is it in the quiet moments of prayer, in the love shared with family and friends, or perhaps in the acts of service to those in need?

No matter where you feel his presence, know that he is always there with you. ๐Ÿ™






Ready to grow your faith and help others grow as well?Enroll in the Spiritual Direction Certificate (SDC) at Divine Merc...
05/24/2024

Ready to grow your faith and help others grow as well?

Enroll in the Spiritual Direction Certificate (SDC) at Divine Mercy! This transformational experience prepares you to become a spiritual director with the heart and mind of Jesus Christ, rooted in the rich Catholic Christian tradition. ๐Ÿ™โœจ

๐Ÿ“ Program Highlights:

Six online classes

Two four-day, on-site residencies

Practicum and supervision

Classes offered three times a year in eight-week segments

๐ŸŽ“ Pillars of the Program:

Integration of theological and human sciences

Mastering interpersonal relationship skills

Gaining fruitful supervision experience

Join us in guiding others on their path to becoming faithful disciples of the Lord. ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’–

As we all approach the end of the semester, letโ€™s join together in prayer this afternoon. What are you praying for today...
05/02/2024

As we all approach the end of the semester, letโ€™s join together in prayer this afternoon.

What are you praying for today?

Thank you for the beautiful words. We love hearing how this program has impacted your life. โค๏ธ
04/26/2024

Thank you for the beautiful words. We love hearing how this program has impacted your life. โค๏ธ

โ€œHe who works with his hands is a laborer.He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his...
04/17/2024

โ€œHe who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.โ€

โ€• Saint Francis of Assisi

The crowd said to Jesus:"What sign can you do, that we may see and believe in you?What can you do?Our ancestors ate mann...
04/16/2024

The crowd said to Jesus:
"What sign can you do, that we may see and believe in you?
What can you do?
Our ancestors ate manna in the desert, as it is written:

He gave them bread from heaven to eat."

So Jesus said to them,
"Amen, amen, I say to you,
it was not Moses who gave the bread from heaven;
my Father gives you the true bread from heaven.
For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven
and gives life to the world."

So they said to Jesus,
"Sir, give us this bread always."
Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life;
whoever comes to me will never hunger,
and whoever believes in me will never thirst."

The two disciples recounted what had taken place on the way,and how Jesus was made known to themin the breaking of bread...
04/14/2024

The two disciples recounted what had taken place on the way,
and how Jesus was made known to them
in the breaking of bread.

While they were still speaking about this,
he stood in their midst and said to them,
"Peace be with you."
But they were startled and terrified
and thought that they were seeing a ghost.
Then he said to them, "Why are you troubled?
And why do questions arise in your hearts?
Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself.
Touch me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones
as you can see I have."
And as he said this,
he showed them his hands and his feet.
While they were still incredulous for joy and were amazed,
he asked them, "Have you anything here to eat?"
They gave him a piece of baked fish;
he took it and ate it in front of them.

He said to them,
"These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you,
that everything written about me in the law of Moses
and in the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled."
Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.
And he said to them,
"Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer
and rise from the dead on the third day
and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins,
would be preached in his name
to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
You are witnesses of these things."

Curious about the workload for our Spiritual Direction Certificate program? You should expect to spend about 6-9 hours p...
04/12/2024

Curious about the workload for our Spiritual Direction Certificate program? You should expect to spend about 6-9 hours per week completing coursework.

To learn more about our SDC program, head over to our website to learn more!

Embarking on a journey of spiritual direction is akin to stepping into a sacred space where the narrative of our lives u...
04/11/2024

Embarking on a journey of spiritual direction is akin to stepping into a sacred space where the narrative of our lives unfolds in the light of God's presence. ๐ŸŒŸ It's a unique opportunity to listen, reflect, and witness the marvel of His actions within our souls over time. ๐Ÿ™ Through deep dialogue guided by the Holy Spirit, we learn to read the narrative of our lives more clearly, seeing each moment as part of God's divine plan. ๐Ÿ’ซ

With each step, we grow in self-awareness and understanding, recognizing the threads of faith, hope, and love weaving through our journey. ๐ŸŒฟ Spiritual direction nurtures our prayer life, purifying our hearts and opening us to God's grace and our fellow human beings. ๐ŸŒฑ

As we become more attuned to God's presence, we find ourselves filled with wonder and gratitude for His constant guidance and mercy. ๐ŸŒˆ Let us offer our thanks in adoration, rejoicing always and inviting others to experience the transformative power of God's love. โœจ

Read More at: https://divinemercy.edu/god-nourishing-through-spiritual-direction-amazement-and-wonder-at-gods-action-in-the-soul/

Take a moment to pray with us this morning. ๐Ÿ™
04/10/2024

Take a moment to pray with us this morning. ๐Ÿ™

Jesus said to Nicodemus:"'You must be born from above.'The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it make...
04/09/2024

Jesus said to Nicodemus:
"'You must be born from above.'
The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes,
but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes;
so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit."
Nicodemus answered and said to him,
'How can this happen?"
Jesus answered and said to him,
"You are the teacher of Israel and you do not understand this?
Amen, amen, I say to you,
we speak of what we know and we testify to what we have seen,
but you people do not accept our testimony.
If I tell you about earthly things and you do not believe,
how will you believe if I tell you about heavenly things?
No one has gone up to heaven
except the one who has come down from heaven, the Son of Man.
And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert,
so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life."

John 3:7b-15

Dive into a journey of heart and soul with the Spiritual Direction Certificate Program at Divine Mercy! ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธโœจ This transfo...
04/05/2024

Dive into a journey of heart and soul with the Spiritual Direction Certificate Program at Divine Mercy! ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธโœจ This transformative experience is designed to shape you into a spiritual director embodying the heart and mind of Jesus Christ, deeply rooted in the rich traditions of the Church. ๐Ÿ™

Our program offers:

โœ… Comprehensive knowledge, skills, and supervision to future spiritual directors.
โœ… A blend of online learning and immersive on-site residencies, perfect for those on a path to deepening their faith and assisting others in their spiritual journey.
โœ… Six engaging online classes, available three times a year in eight-week segments, coupled with two four-day, on-site residencies for a hands-on practicum experience.
โœ…A curriculum that integrates theological and human sciences, honing the art of interpersonal relationships and enriched by the fruitful experience of supervision.

Join us and respond to the call of guiding others as faithful disciples of the Lord. ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’ซ

Visit our website to learn more!

He is risen! ๐ŸŒ…โœจ Today, on Easter Sunday, we celebrate the triumph of love and life over death. The Resurrection of Jesus...
03/31/2024

He is risen! ๐ŸŒ…โœจ Today, on Easter Sunday, we celebrate the triumph of love and life over death. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ brings us joy, hope, and the promise of new beginnings. Let us rejoice in the miracle of Easter and spread the light of His love to the world. May this glorious day renew our faith and fill our hearts with peace. Happy Easter to all!

โ€œThe greatest kindness one can render to any man consists in leading him from error to truth.โ€ ~ St. Thomas Aquinas     ...
03/22/2024

โ€œThe greatest kindness one can render to any man consists in leading him from error to truth.โ€ ~ St. Thomas Aquinas

The Spiritual Direction Certificate (SDC) Program is designed to provide the knowledge, skills, and supervision for futu...
03/21/2024

The Spiritual Direction Certificate (SDC) Program is designed to provide the knowledge, skills, and supervision for future spiritual directors. The program seeks to respond to the ongoing need for the followers of Jesus Christ to assist one another on their path of becoming, each day, more faithful disciples of the Lord.

Learn more on our website!

๐ŸŽ“โœจ Hey DMU Alumni! โœจ๐ŸŽ“Graduation isn't the end of your journey with us. Divine Mercy University offers a variety of resou...
03/20/2024

๐ŸŽ“โœจ Hey DMU Alumni! โœจ๐ŸŽ“

Graduation isn't the end of your journey with us. Divine Mercy University offers a variety of resources, networking opportunities, and events networking opportunities, and events designed to help continue supporting you even after you graduate. ๐ŸŒŸ

๐Ÿ”— Stay connected: divinemercy.edu/alumni/

๐Ÿ™ Pray with Us ๐Ÿ™ Lord Jesus Christ, take all my freedom, my understanding, and my will. All that I have and cherish you ...
03/13/2024

๐Ÿ™ Pray with Us ๐Ÿ™
Lord Jesus Christ, take all my freedom, my understanding, and my will. All that I have and cherish you have given to me. I surrender it all to be guided by your will. Your love and your grace are wealth enough for me. Give me these, Lord Jesus, and I ask for nothing more. Amen.

G.K. Chesterton reminds us that the heart of our challenges is also the heart of our growth. Let's embrace the wisdom of...
03/05/2024

G.K. Chesterton reminds us that the heart of our challenges is also the heart of our growth. Let's embrace the wisdom of seeing our neighbors and our adversaries through the same lens of compassion.

Did you know that Divine Mercy University has a podcast? The Called to Flourish Podcast covers mental health topics thro...
02/28/2024

Did you know that Divine Mercy University has a podcast?

The Called to Flourish Podcast covers mental health topics through a Catholic Christian perspective to highlight human dignity and help achieve an integrated healing process of the heart, mind, and soul.

It is hosted by Fr. Charles Sikorsky, LC, JD, JCL, President of Divine Mercy University (DMU), and Thomas Cronquist, Director of Institutional Advancement at DMU.

Find us on YouTube, Spotify, Amazon, Apple Podcasts, and more!

Thank you, Anna Harvey and the Arlington Catholic Herald for this article on our program.
02/28/2024

Thank you, Anna Harvey and the Arlington Catholic Herald for this article on our program.

โ€œThis certificate program at DMU is informative, academically rigorous, well researched and high quality. The curriculum is a nice mix of asynchronous and

"For it is your special privilege to take Christ's part-not only to believe in him but also to suffer for him." Philippi...
02/27/2024

"For it is your special privilege to take Christ's part-not only to believe in him but also to suffer for him." Philippians 1:29

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Answering the Churchโ€™s call for Spiritual Directors

"As she has always done, today the Church continues to recommend the practice of spiritual direction not only to those who desire to follow the Lord closely but to every Christian who wishes to live responsibly his or her Baptism, that is, new life in Christ. Everyone, in fact, especially those who have heeded the divine call to follow Christ closely, needs to be accompanied personally by a guide reliable in doctrine and expert in the things of God, this guide can help people to watch out for facile forms of subjectivism, making available their own knowledge and experience lived in the following of Jesus."

Address of Pope Benedict XVI to the Pontifical Theological Faculty โ€œTeresianumโ€, Rome, 19 May 2011

The Spiritual Direction Certificate (SDC) Program is designed to provide the knowledge, skills, and supervision for future spiritual directors. The Program seeks to respond to the ongoing need for the followers of Jesus Christ to assist one another on their path of becoming every day, more faithful disciples of the Lord.

The Spiritual Direction Certificate (SDC) Program is offered through Divine Mercy University (DMU) in collaboration with Regnum Christi. The Regnum Christi charism is imbued with a rich Christ-centered spirituality that seeks to meet individuals in their life situation and help them become missionary disciples, agents for the Christian transformation of society and culture. DMU has a proven method of developing onsite and online programs that are both academically rigorous and practical for working adults, deeply integrating the latest insights of the human sciences and the Catholic Christian view of the human person.


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