Accommodates a Busy Schedule

Flexible Online Hours

Adaptive and Creative Program

This online program allows people from around the world to connect with others seeking spiritual awakening or spiritual enrichment.

It is designed to meet the needs of individuals in today’s world needing flexibility and the ability to be creative in managing the study aspect of the program.

The core path of this program is encouraging each person to new life and a changed vision in living their spiritual life personally and with others.

For more information please email Sister Mary Colleen at or Mary Ann Spiker at


Global Online Application Form 2017




In one of the very first online sessions, we were told by Sister Mary Colleen that we are the ‘beloved,’ the ‘redeemed’ and the ‘forgiven.’ This is our God-given identity, and through this program, many of us have come a long way, sometimes kicking and screaming, to this final realization: to know ourselves deeply and love ourselves as God loves us. We have learned a new way of living in the world, through awareness, and to see with God’s eyes, to hear with God’s ears, and to love with God’s heart.”       

-M. Smith Global Online Graduate


“I’ve learned to listen. For the first time in my life that I’m aware of, I’ve actually listened deeply. I pray to be able to listen deeply to my family and in all parts of my life. I’m not there yet, by far, but it is the desire of my heart. That is the greatest  teaching and gift that I have received from this program.”  

-BSFP Graduate


This spiritual formation program without walls includes those who may have a disability or physical limitations which has left them homebound or unable to attend classes at our other sites.

Program Details


  • Broadens awareness of other faith traditions.
  • Cultivates the desire for contemplative living and prayer.
  • Provides a safe, confidential and sacred space to unravel the mystery of your spiritual life story.
  • Intentional movement toward a compassionate pattern of living rather than a competitive driven attitude of life.
  • Educates participants to be spiritual directors and or use this information in their present ministry of life work.
  • Sharing the wisdom of the Benedictine tradition/values and life application now in the 21st century contemporary world.
  • Enriches the lives of all participants.

Class Requirements:

  • Participate in monthly group process
  • Meeting bi-weekly with assigned facilitator
  • Completes Monthly Learning Module
  • Meets with Spiritual Director monthly
  • Application of learning integrated into action in your community

Year One (September to June)

The first year curriculum invites the student to examine the experience of their lives through a variety of methods; study of prayer in its various forms, adapting a contemplative life style, spiritual disciplines that nourish your spiritual journey, creating a rule of life, and holistic spirituality, forgiveness, suffering and healing and cultivating a heart of compassion. Each of these methods leads toward a fuller understanding and transformation of self.Global Online Year 1: Tuition $2,300 (Plus Books)

Year Two (September to June)

The second year provides further education and practicum skills for spiritual direction and related ministries and or life work. Supervision and mutual discernment are integral parts of year two.

Please fill out application prior to using payment button for the $50 application fee. Use the link at the top of the page to fill out the application.

Use the button below to make a Tuition payment.

Please Note: All Tuition Amounts are updated for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.