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"Shekinah’s Spiritual Direction Formation Program on the great plains of Manitoba is one of the most creative and cutting-edge programs in North America. Deeply rooted in the Christian- Benedictine tradition of spiritual guidance, it offers wisdom and language from our past, complemented by an intersectional and trauma-informed approach that is necessary for our present. Shekinah actually is one of the most truly wholistic and bridging programs in North America.

Kalyn Falk, who directs the program, lives this wholistic approach of body, mind and spirit."

-Brother Don Bisson, FMS


The Formation Program in Spiritual Direction

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We offer formation and training for mature individuals who are discerning a call to the ministry of spiritual direction. 


The Shekinah Formation program is a legacy of the Sisters of St. Benedict’s Monastery. It is rooted in the Christian contemplative tradition and is informed by a deep commitment to the interconnectedness of spirituality and social justice. 


We draw from our tradition, our understanding of Benedictine spirituality, the teachings of Jung, wisdom from the Enneagram, principles of restorative justice, the discipline of reflective practice, embodied spirituality and wisdom from Christian mystics and prophets.


We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds.

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