Essence 2023 New Contemplatives

2023 New Contemplatives

The New Contemplatives Initiative seeks to encourage, understand and engage with spiritual directors and companions in the first half of their lives (aged 40-ish or under) by offering a container for vocational support and development.

We are now taking applications for the 2023 Cohort. Selected applicants create their own cohort, with opportunities for community in the months leading up to the Conference. New Contemplatives are invited to attend the 2023 Essence Conference and are offered a keynote panel.  Selected applicants receive complimentary access to the Conference, along with a travel and lodging stipend. 

Deadline for application is Friday, December 16, 2022.

Please Help Support Our New Contemplatives Initiative

Generous donors make the New Contemplatives program possible.

More donors are needed to grow the program. Please donate in the secure SDI Store to keep this initiative thriving. Thank you for anything you can do to help support the next generation of spiritual directors and companions.

New Contemplatives Application

Deadline for application is Friday, December 16, 2022.


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