ONTARIO JUBILEE: Certificate Program in Spiritual Deepening and Spiritual Direction

June 16, 2013 - June 21, 2013
Offered by Five Oaks Centre
Paris ON


Welcome to the Ontario Jubilee Program, designed for individuals and professionals interested in spiritual renewal and continuing education:

  • contemplative spiritual practices are developed in an interactive, evocative, spacious and embodied environment;
  • attention is given the Divine’s presence and guidance;
  • everyone is respected for their unique experience and giftedness;
  • creation becomes a source of teaching and renewal, offering us a glimpse of the Divine.

A very brief overview as well as registration information of the Jubilee program appears on this website. Full program information appears on the Jubilee Associates website. Please visit that website before contacting us with your questions: www.jubileeassociates.ca/site/ontario.html 

Overview of the Jubilee Program
There are several phases to the Jubilee program and participants can begin with Phase I before deciding if they want to continue to Phase II.

Phase I is a year-long program in spiritual deepening
Phase II focuses on Spiritual Direction (also called spiritual guidance or spiritual accompaniment). The program includes:
  a) Discernment – a process to determine the readiness for Phase II.
  b) Practicum – a year-long practicum in spiritual direction
Phase III: Continuing Soul Connections – educational events and alumni gatherings created by and for Jubilee Associates (alumni).

Phase I – Spiritual Deepening
For anyone who wants to deepen their relationship with the Divine – an excellent opportunity for professional development. This first year of the Jubilee program is devoted to experiential spiritual formation and spiritual practice. Within a caring community, participants begin the important process of listening and attending to the Spirit.  
Topics that will be covered in Phase I:
–    contemplative and embodied spiritual practices
–    self awareness through dreams and the enneagram
–    listening skills and discernment resources for listening and 
     responding to the Divine.

Dates for Phase I
Registration Deadline: March 15, 2013
First Residency: June 16-21, 2013  (Sun. 4pm to Fri. with lunch)
At Home Program: June 2013 to June 2014
Second Residency: June 8-13, 2014 (Sun. 4pm to Fri. with lunch)
Final Integrative Paper: due Sept 15, 2014
Cost for Phase I
$3,395 – includes tuition, meals and accommodation at Five Oaks.
Payment Schedule:
             $100 non-refundable due at time of registration.
             $1,800 due May 15, 2013
             $1,595 due Jan. 31, 2014
Please send cheque payable to ‘Five Oaks Centre’ to Five Oaks or phone 519-442-3212 with your credit card information. 
How to Register for Phase I
Step 1: by March 15, 2013 complete the on-line registration form below and pay the $100 registration fee.

Step 2: by March 15, 2013 forward the application form to Miriam Frey, Director of the Ontario Jubilee Program. Click here to download the application form in Word format.

Phase II – Spiritual Direction
For anyone who completed Phase 1 can discern if they are called to the ministry of spiritual direction (also known as spiritual guidance/ accompaniment/ companioning). Those formed/trained as spiritual directors who wish to update or further their skill and practice are also eligible to apply. 
Topics that will be covered in Phase II:
   – practice in spiritual direction
   – spiritual direction using dreams and the enneagram
   – supervision in spiritual direction
   – ethical considerations
   – contemporary applications in a variety of settings
   – starting a private practice
Dates and other details for Phase II will be posted by Spring 2014.
First residency will be scheduled for the Fall of 2014.
Second residency will be scheduled for the Fall of 2015.
Phase III – Continuing Soul Connections
Educational events and alumni gatherings follow Phase II. These are events and gatherings created by and for Jubilee Associates (alumni) supported by Ontario Jubilee staff. Additionally, Jubilee Associates (alumni) are assisting in the creation of an e-newsletter published periodically.  Watch for Jubilee events on the Five Oaks website. If you wish to be added to the distribution list for the e-newsletter please email Miriam Frey
Core Staff of the Ontario Jubilee Program: 
Miriam Frey, M.A., D.Min, is the Director of the program with experience in facilitating workshops, leading retreats and teaching spirituality courses. She lives in Kitchener.

ola Usher
, a graduate of the Pacific Jubilee program, has been a Registered Massage Therapist with a private practice in and around Stratford, Ontario for over 20 years.

Paul Adams
received formal training in spiritual direction from Associated Mennonite Theological Seminaries. He serves as a pastor at Tavistock Mennonite Church.

Darrow Woods, a graduate of the Ontario Jubilee program, is a husband, father, minister, runner, jazz fan, and writer. He currently serves at Trinity United Church in Oakville.

Catherine Maine, a graduate of the Pacific Jubilee Program, and facilitator of Sacred Circle Dance and the Labyrinth. She lives in Kitchener. 

Additional Information:
For additional information about the Jubilee Program please visit www.jubileeassociates.ca/site/ontario.html

For program and application questions contact Miriam Frey:

For accommodation and payment questions contact Jenny Rypma: 519-442-3212

Application for Phase I of Jubilee Program

Start: Jun 16, 2013 @ 4:00 PM
End: Jun 21, 2013 @ 1:30 PM
Cost: $100.00

this cost is for the non-refundable application fee. For the full cost schedule of the Jubilee program please see above.

How to Register for Phase I
Step 1: by March 15, 2013 complete the on-line registration form and pay the $100 non-refundable application fee.

Step 2: by March 15, 2013 forward the application form to Miriam Frey, Director of the Ontario Jubilee Program. Click here to download the application form in Word format.

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