BSFP Information for the Colorado Springs area:BSFP Workshop

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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)

The Program Details

THE PROGRAM ► Cultivates the desire for contemplative living and prayer



► Provides a safe and sacred space to unravel the mystery of your spiritual life story


► Creates an intentional movement toward a compassionate pattern of living


► Broadens awareness of other faith traditions


► Educates participants to the process of and the participation in spiritual direction


► Applies the wisdom of the Benedictine tradition-values and life application here and now in the 21st century


► Enriches the lives of all participants


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Class Activities: ► Presentations by credentialed, professional facilitators


► Weekly experiences of different prayer forms


► Participation in small group sessions and processes


► Weekly reading and writing assignments, including a personal journal


► Monthly meetings with a spiritual director




Retreats and workshops included in the program:


Year 1 Opening Retreat


Spiritual Reflection I Workshop


Grief and Healing Art Retreat


Spiritual Reflection II Workshop


Transformation in Year 1 Retreat


Year 2 Discernment Retreat


Suffering and Trauma in Spiritual Direction Workshop


Spiritual Direction Internship with Supervision


Lazarus Retreat


Year 1 and Year 2

Year I: The first year curriculum invites the student to look deeply within the experiences of their lives through a variety of methods: study of prayer in its various forms, exploring scripture and spiritual disciplines that nourish the inner journey, embracing wholistic spirituality including family systems, forgiveness and healing, and developing a compassionate heart. Each of these methods leads toward a fuller understanding and transformation of self.


Year II: (prerequisite-completion of Year I) The second year provides further spiritual education and practicum skills for spiritual direction and/or related ministries. Supervision and mutual discernment are integral parts of year two.

“For both first and second year, I have received tremendous affirmation from instructors and facilitators. The program is designed in such a way as to challenge and push the students towards a greater hunger for God and integration into one’s life. I have found the reflection papers to be helpful in formulating my thoughts and growing my faith.”

–Colorado Springs Graduate

Application Process


The application process allows adequate time for an in-depth interview to determine each applicant’s readiness and commitment to this spiritual formation process. Applications are found on our website. Classes are scheduled September through April.


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 prior to using payment button for 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)


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.

Katherine Flahive, M. DIV.,osb Oblate; Benedictine Spiritual Formation Program Director

719-633-0655 ext. 125


We welcome Katherine Flahive as our new Director of the Benedictine Spiritual Formation Program. Katherine has a Master’s of Nursing from the University of Colorado and a Master’s of Divinity from Iliff School of Theology. As a graduate of the Benedictine Spiritual Formation Program, she is a spiritual director, as well as an Oblate of Benet Hill Monastery. Her comprehensive and compassionate holistic view of spirituality comes with an open, inclusive spirit. Katherine brings years of experience in communication and team development, organizational skills, program promotion, retreat and workshop planning, and teaching. She has a heart for educating women in developing countries and her creative and expressive spirit is a welcome addition to our program. Katherine lives in Littleton, Colorado with her husband, Roger and they have two daughters and two adorable grandchildren. Her passions include spiritual connectedness, journal writing, cooking, and tennis.


 Gail Chamley, Year I Facilitator

Gail Chamley-1Gail Chamley is a 2011 graduate of Benet Pines Spiritual Direction program in Colorado Springs and a member of Spiritual Directors International and Spiritual Directors Colorado.  She has many years of experience in the Presbyterian Church (USA) as a volunteer, Elder and member of the Board of Trustees.  Additionally, Gail has served as a church administrator and assistant in Women’s Ministries at First Presbyterian Church, Colorado Springs.  Gail brings years of diverse project management and team leadership experience from her careers with the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and in the architectural planning arena.  Gail’s deep faith and trust in God and Spirit nurtures her desire for relationships that encourage spiritual growth and transformation.



Rick Klein, Year II Facilitator

Rick Klein

Rick is a Colorado Springs BSFP program year 2 facilitator. He facilitates retreats and presentations on spirituality, mysticism and the lives of the mystics throughout Colorado. As a presenter he teaches Befriending the Mystics series for Contemplative Vision at Benet Hill.  In 2010 Rick was ordained a permanent deacon in the Diocese of Salt Lake City.  He completed the Benedictine Spiritual Formation Program from Benet Hill in 2012.  Rick and his wife, Lori have been married for 39 years and have three children and three grandchildren.  They live in Fort Collins, CO.