School Registration Process

Thank you for your interest in our School of Spiritual Direction!

e application process begins with contacting the Cenacle by email (preferred) or by phone.  Please contact Adrienne Novotny at or at (727)724-9505 ext.203 to begin the application process.  Although a phone interview may suffice, a Skype or FaceTime interview is preferred. The initial interview is necessary prior to receiving your application package. Because of the increased number of applicants, we suggest that you apply for the program 18 months in advance. Currently, there is an 18 months to 2 years waiting list, but earlier admission is usually possible. A completed online application includes the following documentation and must be received in its entirety before you may be scheduled for a school session; this includes

  • A completed application form
  • A written statement explaining the reason for your entering the program (including details of family, employment, faith journey and church activities)
  • Two letters of recommendation; one from your Pastor and one from your current Spiritual Director, if applicable.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $150.00.


Please note that each potential student’s application request will be reviewed by the admission committee. The committee will consider the applicant’s interview, letters of recommendation, and personal statement before making a decision for acceptance or non-acceptance. A letter will be sent to the applicant stating the review committee’s decision.

If accepted, the applicant will receive a letter of confirmation and the date of the first session he/she may enter. Once accepted into the program, the student candidate remains on probationary status, for ongoing evaluation of readiness and response to the call to be a spiritual director.

We would be happy to answer any further questions by email.  Please contact us.  We are here to serve you and your desire to grow and to help others grow in the Lord.

Fee Structure

Currently, the fee is $1850.00 per session. Fees may vary for future sessions.  Price includes tuition, room and board (double occupancy), books and supplies.

We are sorry there is little financial aid available. Please contact the Cenacle office for further information regarding financial aid.

Depending on availability, a single room may be requested for an additional $150.00.

Please contact us for commuter pricing due to variance in meal plans and night courses.