Saint Meinrad offers various opportunities for ongoing formation for deacons, including these certificate programs.

Specialization Certificates

Deacons seeking further formation for particular ministries in the Church can benefit from focused study in different areas, including Church history, ethics and moral theology, liturgical and sacramental theology, pastoral studies, Scripture, spirituality, and systematic theology. 

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Certificate in Spiritual Direction 

This prepares you to offer this important ministry of accompaniment and guidance. As bridge figures in the Church, ordained deacons may be uniquely situated to become gifted directors.

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Certificates in Reflective Practice  

Those involved in ministry can benefit from ministry supervision. This certificate program provides an opportunity for supervision with emphasis on preaching or pastoral care. 

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For more information, contact Director of Continuing Formation Agnes Kovacs at