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The program dates for Summer 2019 are:       

  • Term 1:  Monday, June 10 - Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Term 2:  Monday, July 8 - Friday, August 2, 2019

The Master of Arts with a major in Christian Spirituality and the Certificate in Spiritual Direction and Directed Retreat are graduate-level programs.  Solid academic study is combined with a personal appropriation of the Christian faith through prayer and worship.  The application of these aspects to one's life and ministry is stressed in both programs.

The primary value of Creighton University's graduate programs in Christian Spirituality is the integration of three elements:

  1. a thorough knowledge of Christian Spirituality based on Scripture, Church Tradition and Christian heritage, contemporary theology and psychology with an emphasis on Ignatian Spirituality;
  2. experiential appropriation of the mysteries of the Christian faith grounded in human development through reflection, prayer and communal worship;
  3. an apostolic orientation directed toward more effective ministry skills, especially toward preparation for giving spiritual direction and directed retreats; these are not viewed as successive stages or compartments, but as a lived syntheses of mind, heart and mission.

The long-range goal of the program is to foster an apostolic spirituality which promotes the deep spiritual and moral renewal needed for Christians to respond appropriately to the many urgent issues facing humanity in the twenty-first century.

The courses are offered in four-week terms with two terms scheduled each summer, one term in the fall, and two terms in the spring.  Classes in the summer semester are held on campus while classes offered in the spring and fall are taught online.

An eight-day, silent, directed retreat is held three times each year. Participation in the Christian Spirituality Program at Creighton is not required to attend the retreat. The dates of the 2019 retreats are: 

March 8-17, 2019

May 30 - June 8, 2019

If you have questions or would like materials mailed to you or a friend, please use our Request Information Form on this web site or email your name and mailing address to: csp@creighton.edu or phone toll free 800.637.4279 and ask for Colleen Hastings, Administrative Assistant.