Benedictine Spiritual Formation Program

The Benedictine Spiritual Formation Program has been a vital ministry of Benet Hill Monastery since 1983. Initially located in Colorado Springs as a one year program, BSFP has now evolved into a two year program with extended supervision. Sites now include Colorado Springs, Denver, Grand Junction and a new Global Online program. Classes meet weekly for three hours September through April.


The Benedictine Spiritual Formation Program is open to persons of all faith traditions, is rooted in Benedictine values and tradition, and focuses on personal transformation and spiritual growth. BSFP was created to deepen each participant’s inner journey and to open new pathways of spiritual service including the ministry of Spiritual Direction.


BSFP General

Program Details


Program Details:

  • Deepens understanding of Christian foundations and beliefs
  • Broadens awareness and understanding of other faith traditions
  • Provides a means for deepening one’s prayer life
  • Enables participants to share their spiritual journey with others in community
  • Enriches the lives of all participants
  • Educates participants to be spiritual directors and/or use this information in their present ministry

Global Online Classes Available ~ Classroom without walls or physical limitations! (Click Here)


Benedictine Spiritual Formation Program Application Process

We begin the application process in early spring in order to allow enough time for an in-depth interview to determine each applicant’s readiness and commitment to the program. However, we will accept applications through August if room is available.


For Application (Click Here).Please fill out application and pay the application fee online by using the link above.


If you mail in your application, please use the button below to pay the $50 application fee.

.Use the button below to make a Tuition payment.


Please Note: All Tuition Amounts are updated for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.
Colorado Springs/Denver Year 1: Tuition $2,300 (Plus Books)

Global Online Year 1: Tuition $2, 300 (Plus Books)Grand Junction: Tuition $2,300 (Plus Books)

A third year practicum is available with paid supervision.


This program will be offered in Colorado Springs, Denver, Grand Junction and Global Online. Classes meet weekly for three hours September through April. Global Online classes meet August through May.

Class Locations and Contact Information:


Katherine Flahive, M. DIV.,osb Oblate
Program Director

Colorado Springs

Gail Chamley
Year 1 Facilitator                                                                                                                                                                           

Rick Klein
Year 2 Facilitator                                                                                                                                                                           


Mary Glenn, OSB
Anne Madeleine Brost, OSB
Year 1 and 2




Dana Cossey
Year 1

Reverend Joanne Buchanan-Brown, osb Oblate
Year 2 Facilitator                                                                                                                                                                                


Global Online

Mary Colleen Schwarz, OSB
Global Online Coordinator
(719) 633-0655 ext. 134                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Mary Ann Spiker
Global Online Facilitator